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Pope Francis kisses a baby at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 7, 2015.

Pope Francis: Children are always gifts, even in tough circumstances

Apr 8, 2016

Pope Francis’ latest writings on the family include a strong affirmation of the need to welcome children even in difficult... Read more

More than 25,000 march for life and family in Ecuador

Mar 29, 2016

Under the theme “Love in motion,” more than 25,000 people participated in the ninth annual the Day of the Unborn... Read more

Pope Francis greets the judges of the Roman Rota at the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Jan. 22, 2016.

Pope: new annulment process has an 'eminently pastoral' goal

Mar 12, 2016

By Elise Harris

On Saturday Pope Francis told participants in course on the streamlined annulment process that the main goal of the new... Read more

This man has been in a coma for 33 years – and his wife has stayed by his side

Jan 20, 2016

After sustaining a damaged leg tendon in 1982, 34-year old international footballer Jean-Pierre Adams thought that a routine knee surgery... Read more

Marriage is disappearing in Italy

Dec 6, 2015

Italy is facing a swift and dramatic collapse of the institution of marriage, according to a prominent Italian demographer and... Read more

In Australia, bishops face legal complaint for defending marriage

Nov 24, 2015

The Sydney archbishop has strongly defended the freedom of the Catholic Church in response to a legal complaint claiming the... Read more

Is this the future of marriage prep in the Church?

Nov 8, 2015

Father Michael Delcambre looked at his congregation on Sunday and realized he had what other pastors might call an unusual... Read more

Researcher: Study after study finding kids do best with married parents

Oct 29, 2015

Three new pieces of scholarship released in recent weeks suggest that children do best with married parents and are more... Read more

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Princeton love and marriage event expects record-breaking attendance

Oct 28, 2015

College students from across the country will gather in record-breaking numbers to attend a high-powered conference on love, marriage and... Read more

How one US archdiocese is revamping its marriage prep program

Oct 26, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

Aiming to provide uniform spiritual and social support for engaged couples, the Archdiocese of New Orleans has made several changes... Read more

How a 'culture of distraction' is keeping millennials from marrying

Oct 20, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Consumerism. A culture of distraction. Fear of commitment. These are some of the factors driving today’s young people away from... Read more

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New movement hopes to share the reality of marriage

Oct 7, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

A new group called the Marriage Reality Movement aims to help Catholics and others renew the vision of marriage in... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus with pilgrims in St. Peter's Square Oct. 4, 2015.

Pope Francis asks for prayers ahead of synod discussion

Oct 4, 2015

By Elise Harris

In his Sunday Angelus address Pope Francis stressed the role of spouses in generating children, and asked for prayers ahead... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates the opening Mass for the Ordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family Oct. 4, 2015.

God's dream for creation? The union of a man and woman, Pope says

Oct 4, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis formally opened the synod of bishops Sunday, telling participants that the union between a man and woman is... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight from Philadelphia to Rome Sept. 27, 2015.

Full transcript of Pope Francis' inflight interview from Philadelphia to Rome

Sep 28, 2015

In a 47 minute Q&A with journalists on his way back to Rome Pope Francis touched on sensitive topics such... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight from Philadelphia to Rome Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope: Communion for divorced, remarried isn't the only synod issue

Sep 28, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis told journalists on board his flight to Rome that giving communion to divorced and remarried Catholics is a... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

Revamped annulment process focuses on speed, role of local bishops

Sep 8, 2015

By Elise Harris

In a revamped marriage annulment process, Pope Francis has made significant changes, giving more of a role to the local... Read more

Wedding rings.

What happens when clerks object to providing gay marriage licenses?

Jul 9, 2015

By Matt Hadro

After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, some county clerks have voiced religious objections to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex... Read more

Breaking: Supreme Court redefines marriage throughout US (Updated)

Jun 26, 2015

In a wide-reaching decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that same-sex “marriage” is a constitutional right and that states... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court.

Ahead of Supreme Court marriage decision, states act to protect religious freedom

Jun 16, 2015

By Matt Hadro

As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to deliver a ruling that could lead to sweeping changes in the definition of... Read more