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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

Feb 25, 2017

By Elise Harris

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

Feb 14, 2017

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

Feb 14, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

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'

Feb 3, 2017

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

Jan 12, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Redefining marriage doesn't redefine birth certificates, court says

Dec 13, 2016

Children’s birth certificates must be linked to biological parentage, the Arkansas Supreme Court has said in a ruling that involved... Read more

Lawsuit defends filmmakers in following conscience on marriage

Dec 8, 2016

Owners of a video production company have filed suit against a Minnesota law they say could punish them if they... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Roman Rota at the Vatican, Jan. 22, 2016.

Pope tells bishops to have compassion on those with failed marriages

Nov 18, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Friday Pope Francis stopped by a formation course for bishops on the new marriage nullity process, telling attendees that... Read more

Pope Francis greets officials of the John Paul II Institute at the Clementine Hall in the Vatican, Oct. 27, 2016.

Theology and pastoral care 'go hand in hand', Pope tells JPII Institute

Oct 27, 2016

Doctrine and theological reflection are to be formed by its evangelizing purpose and by pastoral concerns, Pope Francis told the... Read more

Princeton campus.

Princeton event to highlight healthy marriages as foundation of society

Oct 27, 2016

As the contentious 2016 campaign season draws to a close, hundreds of university students are coming together to focus on... Read more

US bishops say Amoris Laetitia is deeper than 'myopic' commentaries

Sep 28, 2016

The United States bishops have said that Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on love in the family, Amoris laetitia, was well-received... Read more

March for the Family in Mexico, Sept. 24, 2016.

Mexicans flood the capital to defend marriage – with Pope Francis' blessing

Sep 26, 2016

Some 400,000 people filled the streets of Mexico City on Saturday to protest the Mexican government’s attempt to redefine marriage... Read more

The Supreme Court probably won't approve polygamy. Here's why.

Sep 21, 2016

By Kevin J. Jones

A polygamous family featured on a reality TV show has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a law... Read more

This couple spent their honeymoon helping Mother Teresa's nuns

Sep 10, 2016

Among the thousands of people who came to Rome to participate in the canonization of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, were... Read more

Pope Francis takes a selfie with a newly married couple in St. Peter's Square, Dec. 2, 2015.

Three words every couple should know, according to Pope Francis

Jul 28, 2016

By Elise Harris

Married couples were the focus of Pope Francis’ second “balcony talk” in Poland on Thursday, receiving from him three words... Read more

Republican VP candidate Mike Pence at the RNC in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 2016.

Where are the values at the Republican National Convention?

Jul 21, 2016

By Adelaide Mena, Matt Hadro

As the 2016 Republican National Convention draws to a close, some Catholics are concerned about a perceived lack of priority... Read more

Pope Francis marries young deaf couple at Casa Santa Marta

Jul 20, 2016

Pope Francis does not ordinarily celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony. But on July 9, he made an exception for a... Read more

US Capitol.

US bishops throw support behind conscience protections on marriage

Jul 13, 2016

Two leading U.S. bishops have spoken out in favor of a proposed law which would ensure federal religious freedom protections... Read more

What actually makes a marriage invalid?

Jun 17, 2016

By Matt Hadro

A virtual brouhaha erupted Thursday after Pope Francis said in unscripted remarks that “the great majority” of marriages today are... Read more

Pope Francis at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, April 13, 2016.

Updated: Most marriages today are invalid, Pope Francis suggests

Jun 16, 2016

Pope Francis said Thursday that the great majority of sacramental marriages today are not valid, because couples do not enter... Read more