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Pope Francis greets pilgrims during his general audience Jan. 13, 2016.

Pope Francis retools John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family

On Tuesday Pope Francis issued a new motu proprio changing the legal status of the John Paul II Institute for... Read more

Rings in Scripture.

Australian bishops call for month of prayer ahead of same-sex marriage vote

At the start of a voter survey being conducted on same-sex marriage in Australia, the country’s bishops have called for... Read more

Did this group lose its fundraising page because of its view on marriage?

A non-profit group dedicated to studying and explaining the effects of the sexual revolution claims that its ability to process... Read more

Argentine pastoral letter: 'Accompaniment' in marriage must be faithful

A pastoral letter on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia by Bishop Pedro Daniel Martinez Perea of San Luis, Argentina... Read more

Wedding rings.

N. Ireland high court: No European right to 'gay marriage'

Northern Ireland’s High Court has rejected two legal challenges that sought to recognize same-sex unions as marriages, saying it is... Read more

Wedding bands.

Amid rising divorce rates, Malawi bishops hold marriage conference

Divorce rates in Malawi have increased in the past few years, leading the local Catholic Church to emphasize the importance... Read more

Rainbow flag.

Fr. James Martin's LGBT book: Where it's strong, where it falls short

There’s been a lot of chatter about Fr. James Martin’s new book, “Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court.

The bishops have spoken up on two very different issues – and now the Supreme Court will, too

As the Supreme Court wrapped up its latest term on Monday, it agreed to consider a major religious freedom case,... Read more

Parliament of Romania.

Romania takes step toward marriage defense amendment

Romania’s lower house of parliament has overwhelmingly approved a proposed constitutional amendment to define marriage as a union between one... Read more

Wedding.

Costly weddings could be crippling for new marriages

Noting the sharply increasing costs of weddings, marriage advocates have begun to urge couples to be less extravagant in their... Read more

The Dirksen Federal Building in Chicago, home to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

A new civil rights ruling may create religious liberty problems

Both employers and employees who believe marriage is an institution between a man and a woman could be affected by... Read more

The statue of St. Peter inside the Vatican's St. Peter's Square, Jan. 19, 2015.

Pope Francis creates path for SSPX priests to celebrate marriages validly

On Tuesday Pope Francis approved a way for priests of the Society of St. Pius X to witness marriages validly,... Read more

Decision by George Hodan (CC0 1.0).

Divorce numbers rise among older Americans, fall among younger couples

The divorce rate has doubled for Americans over age 50, and tripled among Americans over 65, a new survey shows.  Read more

Why Catholic teaching on marriage matters for society

As Catholics continue to debate pastoral and doctrinal approaches to marriage, they should remember that the Catholic approach to marriage... Read more

Newly married couples meet Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 9, 2015.

Marriage prep should be more than just a few courses, Pope tells priests

On Saturday Pope Francis told a group of parish priests training on the new marriage annulment process to place strong... Read more

French court allows dating website to continue promoting affairs

A complaint brought by a Catholic group against a dating site that promotes extramarital affairs was thrown out by a... Read more

How the Church supports marriages – every step of the way

It’s Valentine’s Day, and in countries across the world, people are focused on love and marriage. But for the Catholic... Read more

Marriage is holy: A Swiss bishop publishes 9 points on 'Amoris laetitia'

Referring extensively to Pope Francis' writing in Amoris laetitia, a Swiss bishop on Thursday gave direction on how to implement... Read more

Decision (marriage, divorce, annulment). Photo by George Hodan (CC0 1.0).

In Texas legislature, second thoughts about 'no-fault' divorce

Changes to divorce law are up for consideration in the Texas legislature, with supporters saying it is too easy to... Read more

Our Lady of Fatima.

Fatima visionary predicted 'final battle' would be over marriage, family

Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the three children who witnessed the Marian apparitions at Fatima, died in 2005. But... Read more