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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

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

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Pope urges French Catholics to make voices heard on marriage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Pope tells French bishops defense of marriage is prophetic

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

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

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

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

William Owens, Jr., speaks about marriage during a press conference Aug. 29, 2012 in Tampa, Fla.

New Christian group created to celebrate, defend marriage

Pastors from across the country have come together to form an organization celebrating the important role of marriage and encouraging... Read more

Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien of St. Andrews & Edinburgh.

Scottish cardinal ends dialogue with government over 'gay marriage'

Cardinal Keith P. O’Brien has broken-off direct talks with the Scottish government in protest over their decision to back “same-sex... Read more

The scene at Family Research Council after Leo Johnsons was shot in Washington, D.C.

Suspect charged in Family Research Council shooting

A man suspected of shooting a security guard at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C. is expected to... Read more

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Son of 'two moms' defends Regnerus study on same-sex parenting

A professor raised by two women has defended sociologist Mark Regnerus, who is under investigation for academic “misconduct” following an... Read more

Chick-fil-A in Birmingham, Alabama, Aug. 1, 2012.

Chick-fil-A event draws crowds of supporters in marriage controversy

Supporters of traditional marriage and religious freedom turned out in droves Aug. 1 for a nationwide “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day,” organized... Read more