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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

Hands Together by Vera Kratochvil.

Manhattan Declaration draws renewed commitment, prayers

Sep 26, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Advocates of life, marriage and religious liberty united in New York on Wednesday to pray together and reaffirm their dedication... Read more

Hands Together by Vera Kratochvil.

Bishops voice support for marriage, religious freedom bill

Sep 23, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

American bishops have praised a recent bill in the House of Representatives that would protect those who share the Church’s... Read more

Argentine bishop: weak faith life has caused marriage crisis

Sep 5, 2013

Archbishop Andres Stanovnik of Corrientes has said Argentines need to return to living their faith, because a weak faith life... Read more

Critics say Joseph Bottum's marriage essay could confuse Catholics

Aug 28, 2013

Critics of a recent essay rejecting continued political opposition to “gay marriage” warn that the author risks confusing Catholics and... Read more

Joseph Bottum.

Joseph Bottum claims fidelity to Church stance on marriage

Aug 27, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Author Joseph Bottum says that while parts of his controversial article on Catholic responses to “gay marriage” may have been... Read more

Thomas Peters of Catholic Vote in May 2012.

Catholic blogger grateful for prayers following accident

Aug 9, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A young Catholic blogger known for his defense of the faith in the public square is thankful for prayers and... Read more

Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I., archbishop of Chicago.

Illinois cardinal defends marriage, decision to defund campaign

Aug 1, 2013

Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago, Ill., is defending his decision to cease funding of an immigration organization after it... Read more

Thousands of pilgrims at a catechesis with Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley on July 26 in Vivo Rio center, Rio de Janeiro.

Cardinal O'Malley to youth: witness by building strong marriages

Jul 28, 2013

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston encouraged thousands of pilgrims at a catechesis talk in Rio de Janeiro to choose... Read more

Father Chuck Gallagher. Courtesy of Diane and Dick Baumbach.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter mourns passing of founder

Jul 23, 2013

The priest who sparked the international expansion of faith-based marriage enrichment retreats, Fr. Chuck Gallagher, passed away July 21 at... Read more

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

Penn. attorney general refuses to defend state marriage law

Jul 13, 2013

The attorney general of Pennsylvania has said she will not defend a state law defining marriage as a union of... Read more


DOMA decision cited to block Michigan law

Jul 6, 2013

A federal judge has blocked a Michigan law barring domestic partner benefits for public school and local government employees, citing... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone in Rome on June 28, 2013.

Marriage rulings pose obstacle to Church teaching, bishop says

Jul 3, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decisions on gay marriage will make it harder for the Church to teach Americans about... Read more

Cardinal Camillo Ruini.

Ignoring human nature harms marriage, says cardinal

Jul 1, 2013

After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, an Italian cardinal said that recognizing gay... Read more


Costly weddings could be crippling for new marriages

Jun 15, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Noting the sharply increasing costs of weddings, marriage advocates have begun to urge couples to be less extravagant in their... Read more


Democrat-leaning group lashes out at CCHD grant scrutiny

Jun 14, 2013

An influential Democrat-leaning communications strategy group has targeted critics of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, claiming it is “Catholic... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki

State lacks authority to redefine marriage, says bishop

Jun 7, 2013

Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., explained that marriage is rooted in nature and exists prior to the state,... Read more