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Human rights court: Europe cannot be forced to redefine marriage

Jul 18, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The European Court of Human Rights ruled that the refusal to recognize same-sex “marriages” does not violate the European Convention... Read more

Video showing marriage of young man with cancer goes viral

Jul 3, 2014

Millions of viewers around the world have watched a YouTube video showing the determination of a young man in the... Read more

Toronto cardinal: Catholic teaching on divorce not changing

Jul 1, 2014

Catholic teaching on divorce and remarriage is “not open to change” as it is faithful to Jesus but the Church... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila celebrates Mass for the 20th annniversary of the Denver WYD Aug 15, 2013.

Show joy of Christian family life, Denver archbishop teaches

Jul 1, 2014

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver has published a pastoral letter calling on Catholics to live their faith in their... Read more

Boulder County Clerk and Recorder.

Boulder defies Colo. law with 'gay marriage' licenses

Jun 28, 2014

A federal court’s ruling against Utah’s marriage amendment has triggered a controversy in Colorado, where the Boulder County Clerk’s office... Read more

National Organization for Marriage rally against same-sex marriage July 28, 2010, in St. Paul, Minnesota.

IRS ordered to pay $50,000 to marriage defense group

Jun 26, 2014

A federal court has ordered the IRS to pay $50,000 to the National Organization for Marriage due to the leak... Read more

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville takes part in a press conference at the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 12, 2013.

Archbishop Kurtz: Synod to draw on 'richness' of global Church

Jun 19, 2014

By Carl Bunderson

The president of the U.S. bishops' conference said that this autumn's synod on the family will reflect the cares and... Read more

Hands Together, by Vera Kratochvil.

Pro-marriage culture reduces inequality, professor says

Jun 18, 2014

Church support for marriage among poor and middle class Americans can play a key role in combating income inequality and... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone in Rome on June 28, 2013.

Archbishop Cordileone counters March for Marriage critics

Jun 17, 2014

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has rejected California politicians’ criticism of the March for Marriage, stressing his duty to teach... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco addresses the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 11, 2013.

Teaching on marriage a matter of Gospel witness, archbishop says

Jun 14, 2014

Thanking his brother bishops for their work in supporting marriage around the United States, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone stressed the... Read more

Wedding rings and Flowers by Alena Kratochvilova  (CC0 1.0).

Wis. bishop: Redefining marriage has domino effect on family

Jun 10, 2014

Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison said he was “deeply saddened” by a federal ruling that Wisconsin law must recognize... Read more

Photo by George Hodan (CC0 1.0).

Cleveland diocese ends annulment fees

Jun 9, 2014

In an effort to help more Catholics return to the practice of their faith, the Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio, will... Read more

March for Marriage participants outside the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. on March 26, 2013.

Archdiocese of Philadelphia urges support of March for Marriage

Jun 5, 2014

In defense of the dignity of marriage, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has announced its participation in the second annual March... Read more


Bishop: Preserving marriage is integral part of civic responsibility

Jun 4, 2014

In response to continuing efforts to redefine marriage, Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington, Va., urged action to protect the union... Read more

Couples at the Vatican wait to be blessed by Pope Francis on Oct. 16, 2013.

Marriage requires love that imitates Christ, Pope says

Jun 2, 2014

In his June 2 homily, Pope Francis addressed married couples in the Vatican, pointing to fidelity, perseverance, and fruitfulness as... Read more

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Federal judges order 'gay marriage' in Pennsylvania, Oregon

May 21, 2014

Following judicial decisions ordering Pennsylvania and Oregon to recognize “gay marriage,” critics said that such decisions damage society and ignore... Read more

Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops.

Bishops' synod head: October meeting not solely about divorce

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, has emphasized that the next synod will not be focused... Read more

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Legal groups offer free analysis in wake of Mozilla head's resignation

May 3, 2014

After the resignation of a Silicon Valley CEO following an uproar over his defense of marriage, two firms are providing... Read more

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila.

Archbishop Aquila: teaching on marriage must be rooted in Christ

May 2, 2014

As the Synod of Bishops on the Family draws closer, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver has offered a reflection for... Read more

Entrance to the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Rome, April 25, 2014.

Academic institute carries forward JPII's vision of marriage, family

Apr 29, 2014

Pope John Paul II's enthusiasm for the vocation of marriage and family life is being carried forward today through an... Read more