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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

Wedding Rings.

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

Wedding Rings.

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

Pope Francis leads the Bishops of Italy in a solemn Profession of Faith in St. Peter's Basilica for their 65th General Assembly May 23, 2013.

Pope emphasizes 'indissolubility of Christian matrimony'

Apr 25, 2014

Pope Francis on April 25 stressed the need for bishops and priests to give a “consistent witness” to Christian moral... Read more

2013 March for Marriage participants carry a banner in Washington D.C.

Bishops invited to support 2014 March for Marriage

Apr 12, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Two U.S. bishops leading efforts to defend and promote marriage offered their support for this year’s national March for Marriage... Read more

Brendan Eich, former head of Mozilla.

Mozilla head's resignation over marriage stance sparks outcry

Apr 4, 2014

By Elise Harris

Critics slammed Web browser Firefox's announcement that CEO Brendan Eich resigned in wake of controversy surrounding his support of traditional... Read more

 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