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 Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, preaches May 23, 2010.

Cardinal Kasper's speech on marriage to be released as book

Mar 12, 2014

Cardinal Walter Kasper's Feb. 20 address on marriage to a group of cardinals, controversial for its comments on remarriage and... Read more

Catholic polls prompt call to educate on beauty of marriage

Mar 10, 2014

By Kevin J. Jones

Although recent polls on Catholics supporting same-sex “marriage” are viewed as less disheartening than they appear, the results sparked a... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square before the Wednesday general audience on October 2, 2013

Walk with those who suffer failed marriages, Pope exhorts

Feb 28, 2014

By Elise Harris

In his daily homily Pope Francis reflected on the beauty of marriage, emphasizing that when it fails, we should not... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone takes part in a press conference at the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 11, 2013.

Archbishop Cordileone supports constitutional marriage amendment

Feb 20, 2014

The head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ marriage defense efforts has offered his support to a suggested constitutional... Read more

Bill to protect state definitions of marriage introduced

Feb 19, 2014

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., have introduced bills bolstering the ability of individual states to declare what they will and will... Read more

Court urged to not impose marriage redefinition in Italy

Feb 18, 2014

The legal group Alliance Defending Freedom is asking the European Court of Human Rights not to impose a redefinition of... 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

National Marriage Week recognizes foundations of society

Feb 13, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Catholics across the U.S. are joining in a celebration of National Marriage Week to promote the sacrament and vocation upon... Read more

Pope Francis holds an audience with students from Jesuit-run schools in Italy and Albania in Paul VI Hall June 7, 2013.

Pope: Marriage cannot be based simply on emotional satisfaction

Feb 10, 2014

Speaking to the Polish bishops last week, Pope Francis encouraged a stronger understanding of marriage, accompanied by a merciful attitude... Read more

A defense of marriage rally gathered in the streets of Paris on March 24, 2013.

Bishop sees movement away from 'culture of death' in Europe

Jan 29, 2014

A series of recent pro-life and pro-marriage events show that Europe is reacting against the culture of death, said Bishop... Read more

Poll shows rise in belief that marriage is a religious institution

Jan 8, 2014

A new survey shows an increase in likely U.S. voters who see marriage as a religious institution, with a majority... Read more

“The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning” by Simcha Fisher.

Sinners, sex and NFP: My conversation with Simcha Fisher

Dec 10, 2013

“The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning” has 95 percent five-star reviews on Amazon.com. Despite its growing popularity and critical... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Cardinal Dolan: Church has been 'caricatured' as anti-gay

Dec 3, 2013

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said he thinks the Catholic Church has been “out-marketed” in the public discussion... Read more

Croatians vote to protect marriage from redefinition

Dec 2, 2013

Croatian voters have approved an amendment to their country’s constitution that defines marriage as the union of a man and... Read more

Minnesota diocese to soon launch 'Year of Marriage'

Nov 29, 2013

In the wake of Minnesota legalizing same-sex marriage earlier in 2013, the Diocese of Crookston will begin a year dedicated... Read more

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

Archbishop highlights education to strengthen marriage

Nov 15, 2013

The U.S. bishops’ chairman on defense of marriage issues encouraged continued efforts to strengthen the institution of marriage, which is... Read more

Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller

Vatican intervenes to clarify marriage teaching in Germany

Nov 14, 2013

The head of the Vatican’s doctrine office has written to the archbishop emeritus of Freiburg im Breisgau, reaffirming that Catholics... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone takes part in a press conference at the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 11, 2013.

Bishops extend initiative for life, marriage, religious liberty

Nov 12, 2013

The U.S. bishops have voted overwhelmingly to continue their “Call to Prayer” aimed at the promotion of life, marriage and... Read more

Pope Francis greets families of pilgrims Oct. 26 in St. Peter's Square.

Sacraments are not mere 'decorations,' insists Pope

Oct 26, 2013

Pope Francis met with families from around the world today in a celebration of the joy of family life, telling... Read more

Photo by George Hodan (CC0 1.0).

Catholics continue to have lowest divorce rates, report finds

Oct 1, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Recent studies on marriage show that while their rates of divorce are significant, U.S. Catholics are less likely to divorce... Read more