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Costa Rica bishops urge government to defend marriage

Dec 17, 2012

The Bishops' Conference of Costa Rica called on the nation's lawmakers to promote the good of the family by preserving... Read more

A marriage supporter holds a sign at a National Organization for Marriage rally on July 28, 2010, in St. Paul, Minn.

Family advocates pleased Supreme Court will hear marriage cases

Dec 7, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Supporters of marriage and family welcomed the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will review both state and federal cases about... Read more

The March 2012 Stand up for Religious Freedom rally in Philadelphia, Pa. with Independence Hall in the background.

Bishops building movement for life, marriage and religious freedom

Dec 7, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. bishops have announced a five-part pastoral strategy that is aimed at creating a movement dedicated to penance and... Read more


Spanish bishops to release document supporting marriage

Nov 27, 2012

The bishops of Spain will release a new document on Dec. 17 supporting marriage in the wake of a ruling... Read more


Quarter million people in France march for marriage

Nov 20, 2012

Nearly 250,000 people across France took to the streets on Nov. 17 to voice their support for marriage against ongoing... Read more

Bill May and his new book "Getting the Marriage Conversation Right: A Guide for Effective Dialogue."

Author says society's marriage discussion must remember children

Nov 20, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Catholics seeking to build up a strong culture of marriage must focus on promoting a healthy understanding of it rather... Read more


Pope urges French Catholics to make voices heard on marriage

Nov 19, 2012

As France’s Socialist government pushes to legalize “gay marriage,” Catholics must continue to strongly and consistently bear witness to the... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan at a press conference for the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly, Nov. 13.

Election shows need to better present marriage beliefs

Nov 13, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Bishops and Catholics must work to better deliver the Church's teaching on marriage in light of the recent U.S. elections,... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone.

US bishops call for renewed view of marriage in wake of election

Nov 9, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. bishops' leader on defense of marriage issues is calling for prayer and a “renewed culture of marriage” in... Read more

A person casts their ballot.

After marriage setbacks, Catholic leaders disappointed but committed

Nov 8, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Despite several narrow defeats at the ballot box on Nov. 6, marriage defenders say they remain dedicated to promoting and... Read more

A Catholic prays the Rosary.

Catholics across nation hold Election Day prayer events

Nov 6, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Throughout the United States, Catholics are gathering in prayer on Nov. 6 to ask for God’s blessing upon the country... Read more

The Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse, home of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Federal appeals court rules against Defense of Marriage Act

Oct 18, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A federal appeals court struck down a key portion of the federal Defense of Marriage Act in a New York... Read more

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.

Baltimore archbishop rallies religious leaders in support of marriage

Oct 6, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore last week told a large gathering of Maryland religious leaders opposed to Question 6... Read more

Archbishop-designate Salvatore Cordileone and Episcopal Bishop Marc Andrus.

Episcopal bishop gives Archbishop Cordileone frosty welcome

Oct 3, 2012

The Episcopal bishop of California Marc Andrus has written a letter to his diocese in which he characterized Catholic Church... Read more

Delegates participate in the 2012 GOP convention in Tampa, Fla.

Christian leaders praise Romney, Republican platform

Sep 25, 2012

A diverse group of 28 Christian leaders has sent a letter to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney praising him for... Read more

Chick-fil-A's stance on marriage remains unchanged

Sep 22, 2012

Despite claims that Chick-fil-A has ceased funding groups that support traditional marriage in hopes of expanding locations in Chicago, the... Read more


Pope tells French bishops defense of marriage is prophetic

Sep 21, 2012

Against the backdrop of an effort to recognize “gay marriage” in France, Pope Benedict XVI told a group of French... Read more

The 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Democratic convention emphasizes economy, contraception mandate

Sep 7, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Providing economic security for the middle class and access to free contraception as a key part of women’s health care... Read more

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) speaks during the 2012 GOP Republican National Convention on Aug. 30, 2012 in Tampa, Fla.

Role of faith, family emphasized at Republican convention

Sep 1, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Prominent members of the Republican Party highlighted faith and family values as being intrinsic to America’s identity as a nation... Read more

Sociology professor Mark Regnerus of University of Texas at Austin.

University rejects misconduct charge against gay parenting researcher

Aug 31, 2012

An official inquiry at the University of Texas at Austin has rejected charges of scientific misconduct which a homosexual activist... Read more