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Chai Feldblum.

Senator: Extreme EEOC nominee puts religious liberty at risk

The Trump administration’s re-nomination of Chai Feldblum to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission puts religious liberty and marriage in danger... Read more

Archbishop Alex Sample.

Portland archbishop celebrates marriage Mass after call for new family initiatives

On Saturday, Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon celebrated a Mass for marriage, after calling for new marriage initiatives in... Read more

Philippine bill would recognize Catholic annulments

The Philippines’ House of Representatives passed a bill that would legally recognize church-decreed declarations of nullity, or annulments.  Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Roman Rota.

Pope to Rota: There is an 'urgent' need to form consciences on marriage

In a speech to the Roman Rota Monday, Pope Francis said there is a need to develop better means of... Read more

What's destroying some Catholic marriages? The answer may surprise you

Of the countless Catholic couples who have come through Father T.G. Morrow's office in Washington D.C. for marriage counseling, two... Read more

Pope Francis marries flight attendants Paula Podest and Carlos Ciuffardi during his flight from Santiago to Iquique Jan. 18, 2018.

Love is in the air: Pope marries couple mid-flight during Chile visit

In his five years in office, Pope Francis has gained a reputation for embracing spontaneity. Today, he did it again... Read more

Who cheats? The demographics of faith and infidelity

Last week, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens admitted to an extramarital affair with his former hairdresser, although he denied allegations that... Read more

Florida lawmakers consider mandatory ‘marriage prep’ guide

A bill presented to the Florida House of Representatives on Jan. 8 would require couples to review a state-published “Healthy... Read more

Pope Francis addresses members of the Diplomatic Corp Jan. 8, 2018.

Pope Francis: The world needs stable families, relationships

In a speech to diplomats on Monday, Pope Francis said that the stability of the family is integral for the... Read more

The perfect Christmas gift: a wedding dress for a poor bride

A Catholic wedding planner has encouraged married women in Ecuador to “put a smile on the face of a poor... Read more

Marriage redefined in Australia despite religious freedom fears

A bill passed Thursday in Australia changed the legal definition of marriage from being between “a man and a women”... Read more

More than 100 couples get married in Paraguay cathedral

Over one hundred couples who had been living together but were not yet married celebrated their marriages in the Asuncion... Read more

Australian bishops: Don't let same-sex marriage limit religious freedom

Following a postal survey showing support for same-sex marriage, Australia’s Catholic bishops said that the nation’s laws need to protect... Read more

Archbishop Chaput to priests: defend marriage bond wherever you can

Priests must uphold the lifelong covenant of marriage as “a message of liberation, even when it’s difficult,” Archbishop Charles J.... Read more

Analysis: How Pope Francis defies stereotypes when it comes to the family

Last weekend, Pope Francis delivered a keynote speech to a major conference on the future of the European Union. Although... Read more

Georgetown University.

Georgetown students' commission votes not to sanction pro-marriage group

Georgetown University's Student Activities Commission voted Friday to maintain university funding for Love Saxa, a pro-marriage student group that had... Read more

Fr. James Martin, Wikimedia CC 4.0 / Professor Robert George, Wikimedia CC 2.0.

Awaiting hearing, Georgetown pro-marriage group draws support from Catholic leaders

A pro-marriage student group at Georgetown University has drawn support from prominent Catholic scholars, after a student petition accused the... Read more

Georgetown University.

Georgetown pro-marriage group faces sanctions after students complain

A pro-marriage student group at Georgetown University is in danger of being defunded and barred from campus facilities, after fellow... Read more

'Clarity and charity' – the keys to defending marriage in Australia

As Australians return their ballots for a poll that could aid the recognition of same-sex unions as marriages, the Archbishop... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

Questions and Answers on the 'filial correction'

Dr. Jacob Wood, an assistant professor of theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, offers answers on some frequently-asked-questions about... Read more