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Pope Francis greets a married couple at a Wednesday General Audience.

Pope Francis releases video message on the beauty of marriage

Pope Francis has asked people to pray throughout June for young people preparing for the life-long journey of marriage. Read more

Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds in London, England, May 6, 2021.

Church says ‘all formalities completed’ before twice-divorced UK PM’s wedding at Catholic cathedral

Boris Johnson married Carrie Symonds at Westminster Cathedral on May 29. Read more

Cardinal Luis Ladaria Ferrer, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in Rome June 28, 2018. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Cardinal Ladaria: Pastoral care, Church law are not in conflict in marriage cases

The cardinal spoke at a study day devoted to the 2001 instruction Potestas ecclesiae. Read more

Bishop urges prayer, fasting in response to blessings of same-sex couples in Germany

In response to a planned day of blessings for same-sex partners in Germany, the Bishop of San Sebastián on Wednesday... Read more

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn at Amoris Laetitia press conference at the Vatican on April 8, 2016.

Viennese cardinal displeased by Vatican 'no' to same-sex blessings

Christoph Cardinal Schönborn has declared he was “not happy with the explanation of the Congregation of the Doctrine of the... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life.

Cardinal Farrell: Blessings are for marriage, but Church’s pastoral life is for all

The Church’s pastoral life is open to all people, but blessings are reserved for couples who are married according to... Read more

Japanese district court: Failure to recognize same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

A district court in Japan has ruled that the government’s failure to acknowledge same-sex marriage is a violation of the... Read more

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International Catholic project launched to promote ‘truth of love’ to 21st-century world

An international group of Catholic academics has launched an ambitious new project to proclaim the “truth of love” to 21st-century... Read more

Nevada voters repeal constitutional definition of marriage

Voters in Nevada on Tuesday repealed a 2002 measure that defined marriage in the state constitution as a union of... Read more

Sex ed on the ballot in Washington, definition of marriage in Nevada 

Washington state voters have a chance to reject a new “comprehensive” sex education law this Election Day, and the state’s... Read more

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Korean bishops back anti-discrimination law, with caveats

A South Korean bill banning discrimination across 26 different categories has hesitant support from the Catholic bishops of the country,... Read more

How to foster a happy marriage? Catholic online summit to promote community

A Catholic marriage ministry will host a virtual retreat this month to help couples experience joy in their marriage, especially... Read more

Costa Rican bishop disappointed in legalization of gay marriage

A Costa Rican bishop has warned that although same-sex marriage has been legalized in the country, the Catholic Church will... Read more

Theologians say there is ‘doubt’ of sacramentality in marriages between ‘baptized non-believers’

The International Theological Commission this week published a study into the question of whether two “baptized non-believers” can contract sacramental... Read more

More wives, fewer penalties? Utah debates partial decriminalization of polygamy

The Utah Senate will consider a bill that would partially decriminalize polygamy after a state senate committee passed it unanimously,... Read more

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National Marriage Week highlights 'special grace' of domestic Church

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will once again observe National Marriage Week as part of the celebration of... Read more

Pope Francis with Justin Welby, the Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury, in Vatican City, Oct. 27, 2017.

Church of England maintains sex guidance, despite apologizing for it

The Church of England will not be withdrawing its recent pastoral guidance affirming that sex is reserved for married, heterosexual... Read more

Colo. suit: Law still threatens wedding professionals who oppose gay marriage 

A Colorado web designer is challenging a state law she says could be enforced against her if she doesn’t create... Read more

Supreme Court of the Philippines rejects petition to legalize same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court of the Philippines has reiterated its dismissal of a petition to redefine marriage in the country to... Read more

Marriage enrichment initiative geared toward military couples

A global marriage ministry is launching a new initiative to provide resources, encouragement and enrichment opportunities for military couples in... Read more