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Why aren’t Americans having sex? It’s complicated

Apr 3, 2019

A new survey by the University of Chicago has left researchers speculating about why American adults are having less sex... Read more

Pope Francis prays inside the Holy House of Loreto on the Feast of the Annunciation March 25, 2019.

Pope Francis: Marriage and family have 'an essential mission'

Mar 25, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

On the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of family and marriage for society, and called the... Read more

Study shows cohabiting relationships to be less stable than marriage

Mar 17, 2019

A new study found that in 11 countries across the globe, cohabiting couples have more doubts about their relationship lasting... Read more

Only half of US children are being raised by their married parents

Dec 19, 2018

One in two: that is the current number of children in the U.S. who are being raised by both their... Read more

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Australian PM promises bill to protect against religious discrimination

Dec 13, 2018

Amid competing claims of religious freedom rights and LBGT rights, the Australian prime minister said Thursday the government will next... Read more

Can Americans today afford to have kids?

Dec 9, 2018

By Michelle La Rosa

When Alicia Hernon realized she was pregnant with her eighth child, her first reaction was to start crying. Read more

Cost of raising children a major obstacle for US families, study finds

Dec 4, 2018

The overwhelming majority of U.S. families with children at home worry about paying their bills each month, and the cost... Read more

Taiwan voters reject same-sex marriage

Nov 27, 2018

The people of Taiwan voted against the recognition of same-sex marriage in a series of referendums last weekend, reinforcing the... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience Oct 31, 2018.

Pope Francis calls faithful married love 'revolutionary'

Oct 31, 2018

By Courtney Mares

Faithful married love, in which a husband loves his wife like Christ loves the Church, is “revolutionary,” Pope Francis said... Read more

How a new study says premarital sex affects marital happiness

Oct 24, 2018

By Jonah McKeown

People who have had only one lifetime sexual partner have happier marriages than people with two or more lifetime partners,... Read more

Pope Francis greets a married couple at a Wednesday General Audience.

Pope Francis: Marriage prep should be more than a few parish meetings

Oct 24, 2018

By Courtney Mares

In his general audience Wednesday, Pope Francis said that engaged couples require “careful preparation” for the lifelong fidelity that marriage... Read more

40 percent of U.S. children born to unmarried parents, rate increasing worldwide

Oct 18, 2018

New data shows that an increasing number of babies worldwide are born to unmarried parents.  Read more

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Millennials staying married at a higher rate

Sep 26, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

Philip Cohen, a sociology professor at the University of Maryland, released an analysis Sept. 15 which drew on census data... Read more

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In Romania, marriage referendum headed for national vote

Sep 13, 2018

A referendum on the definition of marriage appears headed for a national vote in Romania. The ballot measure, strongly support... Read more

Marriage of Jéssica and Fernando. Photo courtesy of Michelly Emily J Souza.

Hospital wedding of terminally ill woman a powerful witness, priest says

Aug 28, 2018

The recent wedding of a young Brazilian woman with terminal cancer was a powerful witness to the sacrifice and permanence... Read more

Costa Rican bishops deplore ruling legalizing gay marriage

Aug 13, 2018

The Costa Rican Bishops' Conference lamented a ruling by the Constitutional Chamber of the nation's Supreme Court which mandated legal... Read more

How family structure affects the likelihood of child abuse

Aug 6, 2018

By Mary Farrow

Amid a renewed public conversation about what can be done to keep children safe from abuse, studies show that unstable... Read more

Bishop: Marriage is for life, so choose wisely

Jul 30, 2018

A thriving and holy marriage depends on choosing a suitable spouse, having realistic expectations for the difficulties of marriage, and... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates a wedding in Vatican City, July 14, 2018. Photo: provided by Fr. Arnoldo Rodrigues

Surprise! Pope Francis unexpectedly celebrates Vatican wedding

Jul 16, 2018

Pope Francis surprised wedding guests Saturday when he unexpectedly celebrated a marriage being held at a small chapel in the... Read more

More Americans are living together and having babies before they get married

Jul 10, 2018

While the average age of first marriages is higher than ever before, more Americans are cohabiting and having children outside... Read more