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Pope Francis laughing outside of St. Peter's Basilica during the general audience on April 1, 2015.

Pope Francis: Want to celebrate well? Drink wine.

Jun 8, 2016

By Elise Harris

In an in-depth look at Jesus’ first miracle of turning water into wine at the wedding feast in Cana, Pope... Read more

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Mexican president's party hit with 'protest vote' over gay marriage

Jun 7, 2016

Just a few weeks after Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto announced measures to legalize gay marriage and homosexual adoption throughout... Read more

How a cancer diagnosis led to a hospital wedding

May 11, 2016

Last year, Sandra Raquel Nogueira Pereira was diagnosed with uterine cancer.  Read more

How Pope Francis thinks we should change marriage prep

Apr 10, 2016

Among the less-noticed passages of Pope Francis’ new exhortation was a lengthy section on marriage preparation, a subject that the... Read more

Press conference on post-synodal apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia in Vatican City on April 8, 2016.

Integration requires conversion: reflections on Amoris laetitia

Apr 9, 2016

By Carl Bunderson

Reflecting on Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family, two professors at the John Paul II Institute have... Read more

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