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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

Christian law school loses religious freedom claim at Canadian Supreme Court

Jun 16, 2018

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Friday that law societies in the country could deny licensing to a proposed... Read more

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace in London, Nov. 27, 2017.

The royal engagement: What Catholics should know

May 17, 2018

By Mary Farrow

In 1936, when British King Edward VIII declared that he was intended to marry Wallis Simpson, he abdicated the throne.  Read more

How a new Utah law is promoting marriage prep classes

Apr 19, 2018

Utah is encouraging its citizens to better prepare for marriage by discounting the cost of marriage licenses for couples who... Read more

Legalizing divorce would devastate families, warn Philippines bishops

Mar 16, 2018

As the Philippines considers legalizing divorce, the nation’s bishops are speaking out against the measure, warning that it would be... Read more

What's in it for men? The benefits of getting married

Mar 1, 2018

While the phrase “ball and chain” is still sometimes tossed around by those who view marriage as a burden, a... Read more

Young US adults are not tying the knot, recent study shows

Feb 18, 2018

According to a recent study, wedding bells are not ringing for the majority of younger adults in the United States,... Read more

Chai Feldblum.

Senator: Extreme EEOC nominee puts religious liberty at risk

Feb 16, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Feb 5, 2018

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

Jan 31, 2018

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

Jan 29, 2018

By Elise Harris

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

Jan 26, 2018

By Kate Veik

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

Jan 18, 2018

By Elise Harris

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

Jan 17, 2018

By Mary Farrow

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

Jan 16, 2018

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

Jan 8, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

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