Valentine's Day

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St. Valentine’s skull in the minor basilica of Santa Maria in Cosmedin in Rome, Italy. Photo credits: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

The Rome church where you can venerate St. Valentine’s skull

Feb 14, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Just a few feet from Rome’s famous “Mouth of Truth” lies the skull of the saint of love.   Read more

St. Valentine: How a beheaded martyr became the poster child for romantic love

Feb 9, 2020

In most stores in the weeks leading up to St. Valentine’s day, you’re likely to find a plethora of pink... Read more

Ash Wednesday trumps Valentine's, Chicago archdiocese says

Jan 29, 2018

This year, Ash Wednesday—which begins the penitential season of Lent with a day of fasting, abstinence, and prayer—falls on Feb. 14,... Read more

How the Church supports marriages – every step of the way

Feb 14, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

It’s Valentine’s Day, and in countries across the world, people are focused on love and marriage. But for the Catholic... Read more

Dating has died at college - but this campaign hopes to revive it

Feb 11, 2016

By Hillary Mast

On a day marked by flowers, chocolate and romantic greeting cards, the Love and Fidelity Network is trying to bring... Read more

Archbishop Chaput at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

Archbishop asks prayers for marriage, World Meeting of Families

Feb 14, 2014

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia encouraged prayers for married couples and families on Valentine’s Day, also requesting prayers for... Read more

Candy Hearts by Santana Heath (CC0 1.0).

Valentine effort promotes authentic love to college students

Feb 13, 2014

By Michelle La Rosa

A nationwide campaign leading up to Valentine’s Day is encouraging college students to seek meaningful relationships and develop a healthy... Read more

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Couples vow life-long fidelity before tomb of St. Valentine

Feb 15, 2013

Nearly 120 soon-to-be-married couples promised to be faithful to one another in a special Feb. 10 ceremony at the tomb... Read more