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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

Wedding Rings, Marriage.

Over 1,000 English priests write letter defending marriage

Jan 15, 2013

More than one thousand priests signed a letter to a British daily urging local lawmakers “not to be afraid to... Read more

La Manif Pour Tous, Protest for All. A march for marriage and familiy in Paris on Jan.13, 2013.

Protestors report 1 million in Paris march to defend marriage

Jan 14, 2013

Over one million people reportedly took to the streets in France on Jan. 13 in opposition to President Francois Hollande's... Read more

Hundreds of thousands to flood Paris in support of marriage

Jan 9, 2013

Supporters of traditional marriage expect hundreds of thousands of marchers to turn out for an upcoming national rally in opposition... Read more


Socialist politician says Spanish bishop should be 'muzzled'

Jan 7, 2013

A socialist government official in Andalusia, Spain, called for a local Catholic bishop to be “muzzled” for arguing that men... Read more

Cardinal Francis George at the Oct. 2012 Centennial Symposium.

Chicago bishops: 'gay marriage' will have consequences for Illinois

Jan 3, 2013

Cardinal Francis George and the six auxiliary bishops of Chicago have warned that a proposal to recognize “gay marriage” in... Read more


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