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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

National Organization for Marriage tax documents.

Marriage advocates plan to sue IRS over leaks

May 17, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The National Organization for Marriage is filing a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service, after its confidential tax return was... Read more


Vatican official urges renewal of spouses' life-long 'yes'

May 16, 2013

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, said a cultural change is needed to recover the... Read more

Bishop Michael J. Sheridan of Colorado Springs (File Photo/CNA).

Marriage is critical for cultural evangelization, bishop stresses

May 10, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

The love of a married couple offers a crucial witness needed for evangelization in the modern world, said Bishop Michael... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski preaches the homily at the annual Red Mass for the Miami Catholic Lawyers Guild.

Law must be based in truth, archbishop tells judges

Apr 25, 2013

Discussing the push for same-sex “marriage,” Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami told judges and lawyers at the city's 2013... Read more


Bishop laments 'gay marriage' approval in New Zealand

Apr 18, 2013

Archbishop John Dew of Wellington, president of the Bishops’ Conference of New Zealand, has expressed profound sadness over the authorization... Read more


Ecuador archdiocese to host prayer day for life and family

Apr 5, 2013

The Family Ministry Office of the Archdiocese of Quito has invited Catholics to take part in a day of prayer... Read more


French couple claims police violence at marriage march

Apr 4, 2013

A couple in France is reporting acts of violence by police officers against participants in a recent march to defend... Read more

Civil Rights Leaders march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963. Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration

Study shows African Americans reject civil, gay rights equation

Apr 4, 2013

A new survey of African Americans shows that most disagree with the claim that the effort to promote gay rights... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court warned of harm over marriage redefinition

Mar 26, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Redefining marriage to include same-sex couples could adversely affect families and society at large, the lawyer defending California's gay marriage... Read more


Catholic Marriage Prep success bucking national marital trends

Mar 18, 2013

With more couples choosing to use contraception and live together before marriage, the Catholic definition of marriage is more at... Read more

Rev. William Owens, president and founder of the Coalition of African-American Pastors.

Coalition of African-American Pastors joins March for Marriage

Feb 27, 2013

Civil Rights activist Reverend Bill Owens has joined with the National Organization for Marriage to promote and lead the March... Read more

(L-R) John and Ann Betar, 2013 Longest Married Couple Project winners with Diane and Dick Baumbach, coordinators of the WWME project.

US couple's elopement results in 80 years of marriage

Feb 16, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

John and Ann Betar, a Fairfield, Conn. couple who eloped to escape an arranged marriage 80 years ago, have been... Read more


Couples vow life-long fidelity before tomb of St. Valentine

Feb 15, 2013

Nearly 120 soon-to-be-married couples promised to be faithful to one another in a special Feb. 10 ceremony at the tomb... Read more

President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 12, 2013. Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy.

State of the Union speeches recognize role of family

Feb 13, 2013

The importance of strong families for the well-being of society was discussed by leaders of both political parties as President... Read more

Momentum builds around national March for Marriage

Feb 10, 2013

Plans for a national March for Marriage in downtown Washington, D.C., are generating excitement and enthusiastic support, according to organizers... Read more


Vatican official rejects claims that he endorsed same-sex unions

Feb 7, 2013

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family, denounced media assertions that his recent comments show Vatican... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd during his trip to Milan for the 7th World Meeting of Families on June 2, 2012.

Vatican official thinks Philadelphia meeting will be key for families

Feb 4, 2013

The head of the Vatican council for the family believes that the 2015 gathering in Philadelphia will be an important... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI at an April 2012 audience.

Pope examines society's acceptance of unstable relationships

Jan 28, 2013

As he spoke to the Church’s highest court, which often deals with issues related to marriage, Pope Benedict highlighted the... Read more

Prof. Robert George.

Robert George warns of Catholic oppression over marriage

Jan 23, 2013

A Princeton law professor has predicted increasing persecution of Catholic teaching on sexuality, amid accusations by a New York scholar... Read more