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Bishop Stefan Oster.

German bishop says divisions within local Church are a ‘disaster for the faithful’

Nov 30, 2023

By Jonathan Liedl

Bishop Stefan Oster did not shy away from identifying profound theological disagreements as the source of division within the Church... Read more

Fr. Timothy Radcliffe addressing the bishops of the Catholic Church in England and Wales

Controversial Dominican priest to lead October retreat for bishops at start of synod

Jan 23, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Father Timothy Radcliffe, whose statements on homosexuality have previously sparked controversy, will lead a three-day retreat to kick off the... Read more

Sign for the Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C.

DOJ backs Archdiocese of Indianapolis over firing of teacher for gay marriage

Sep 30, 2019

The Justice Department said on Friday that the Archdiocese of Indianapolis is protected by the First Amendment in its request that... Read more

Photographer holding camera against couple at wedding. Via Shutterstock

Christian filmmakers win right to sue against Minnesota human rights law

Aug 23, 2019

A federal court has reversed a decision dismissing a lawsuit brought against the Minnesota Human Rights Act.  Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput.  CNA file photo

Archbishop Chaput: blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples is not permitted

Feb 8, 2018

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has penned a letter to priests and deacons in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, addressing... Read more

Frankfurt Church leader supports plan for same-sex blessings

Jan 24, 2018

A German bishop’s proposal that the Catholic Church could provide blessing ceremonies for gay couples, as well as divorced and... Read more

Bishop Morlino: don't let funeral controversy overshadow Christ's love

Nov 2, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

For Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, misconceptions and negativity are dominating the reaction to his diocese’s private message to priests... Read more

Wedding rings.

N. Ireland high court: No European right to 'gay marriage'

Aug 22, 2017

Northern Ireland’s High Court has rejected two legal challenges that sought to recognize same-sex unions as marriages, saying it is... Read more

Hundreds of thousands participate in Family Day in Rome, protesting a new bill that would legalize civil unions in Italy.

Hundreds of thousands attend ‘Family Day’ as Italy debates same-sex unions

Jan 30, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Hundreds of thousands are estimated to have gathered for ‘Family Day’ at the historic site in the capital city a... Read more

The "Defend our Children" demonstration against a civil unions bill, at the St. John Piazza in Rome, June 20, 2015.

Thousands gather in Rome to support the family, oppose gender theory

Jun 23, 2015

A pro-family demonstration drew hundreds of thousands of participants to Rome on Saturday, where the rally gathered those opposed to... Read more

Are kids just as well off with same-sex parents? Maybe not, studies say

Mar 5, 2015

The idea that children raised in same-sex households fare as well as children of married opposite-sex couples may not withstand... Read more

New book outlines non-religious view against 'gay marriage'

May 16, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Using non-religious arguments, a new book says that “gay marriage” is just the latest in a cultural trend of rationalized... Read more

Disney Channel same-sex couple episode yields protest

Jan 30, 2014

The Disney Channel's recent decision to air its first TV show episode with a same-sex couple has drawn complaints from... Read more

Ryan Anderson.

Defense of marriage is a social justice issue, scholar says

Oct 9, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Maintaining marriage as a union between a man and a woman is a matter of social justice, said Ryan Anderson,... Read more

Military wedding.

Military archbishop stresses faithful ministry for chaplains

Sep 23, 2013

In ministering to gay individuals, Catholic chaplains must share Christ’s love and mercy, without being forced to condone same-sex relationships,... Read more

Father Martin Rhonheimer, professor of political philosophy and ethics at the Pontifical University of Santa Croce. Photo courtesy of Fr. Rhonheimer.

Theologian: Same-sex civil unions discriminate against married couples

Apr 24, 2013

After a Vatican official stated that the Church could support same-sex civil unions, a Swiss theologian is saying that if... Read more

Hands Together by Vera Kratochvil

Harvard debate stresses meaning, purpose of marriage

Feb 27, 2013

At the heart of the national debate on same-sex unions is a fundamental disagreement on the nature of marriage, said... Read more

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio and Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone.

Archbishops decry military gay benefits plan

Feb 15, 2013

Two U.S. archbishops involved in defense of marriage efforts and the military spoke out against a new Pentagon policy giving... Read more

Leon Panetta, US Secretary of Defense.

Pentagon criticized for offering spousal benefits to gay couples

Feb 13, 2013

The Department of Defense has drawn criticism over new policies providing same-sex partners some of the benefits normally reserved to... Read more

Migrant workers rest after picking cucumbers all morning on a farm in Blackwater, Virginia.

Bishops push for immigration reform without same-sex recognition

Feb 8, 2013

The U.S. bishops joined with a broad array of Christian leaders to stress the need for immigration reform, while reportedly... Read more