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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

Married couples to Catholic Church: Give us clear, positive teaching on marriage

Jun 14, 2015

By Mary Farrow

Alice Heinzen was with her dad and siblings on a ski trip when she froze on top of what looked... Read more

Pope Francis with a group of disabled children, led by Unitalsi Lazio in Santa Martha on May 29, 2015.

Pope Francis to parents: Do you believe in the beauty of love?

Jun 14, 2015

By Elise Harris

In an address on Sunday, Pope Francis asked parents if they believed in the beauty of the love God gives... Read more

The Eucharist is distributed during Mass with Pope Francis in Rome's Campo Verano cemetery for All Saints Day on Nov. 1, 2013.

Cardinal: Divorced, remarried Catholics need support for conversion, not changes on Communion

Jun 11, 2015

Catholics who have divorced and remarried need help for the “difficult climb” of conversion and spiritual growth, not a change... Read more

How to get millennials to marry? Start by sharing your story

Jun 10, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

While it may be the middle of “wedding season,” the warm months between spring and fall when many couples choose... Read more

Heels and sneakers.

Pope Francis: Men and women are different for a reason

Jun 8, 2015

The value and beauty of marriage, based on the complementarity of man and woman, is lamentably being challenged by “gender... Read more

African, European bishops' meeting promotes an authentic 'joy of the family'

A group of bishops from across Africa and Europe met last weekend pledging to redouble their efforts in favor of... Read more

Wedding flowers.

Florist asks court to overturn mandatory gay marriage support

Jun 3, 2015

A florist has appealed to the Washington State Supreme Court to review court rulings that could cause her financial ruin... Read more

A newly married couple snaps a selfie with Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in Paul VI Hall, Feb. 4, 2015.

Love requires work – not just attraction or feelings, Pope tells couples

May 27, 2015

By Elise Harris

In his weekly general audience, Pope Francis said the process of engagement is essential for any couple on their way... Read more

Christian marriage – it's 'demanding but magnificent,' Pope says

May 13, 2015

In his audience closing out the Togolese bishops’ ad Limina visit to Rome, Pope Francis on Monday encouraged solid faith... Read more

Pope Francis blesses the baby in the womb of a newly married couple at the Wednesday general audience in Paul VI Hall, Feb. 4, 2015.

Pope Francis on marriage: It's not about the dress or photos. It's about the mission.

May 6, 2015

By Ann Schneible

Marriage is more than the wedding ceremony, the flowers, the dress, the photos, Pope Francis said in his weekly general... Read more

Marienplatz square in Munich, Germany.

A crisis in the German church? Synod questionnaire would suggest so

May 2, 2015

By Carl Bunderson

The Synod of Bishops began receiving in April responses to a questionnaire that had been sent to dioceses the world... Read more

Defenders of marriage join rallies in front of SCOTUS during arguments over definition of marriage in Washington DC on April 28, 2015.

Will youth inevitably support same-sex marriage? These activists say nope

Apr 29, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Marriage defense advocates of diverse ages and backgrounds rallied outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, calling for... Read more

One of the 20 couples who were married by Pope Francis on Sept. 14, 2014 pose for a picture during the ceremony.

Pope: Is the fear of failure causing young people to avoid marriage?

Apr 29, 2015

By Ann Schneible

With the number of children raised in brokenness on the rise, young people view marriage as a path to failure... Read more

Wedding rings.

Scholars: No legal right to 'gay marriage' in Constitution

Apr 27, 2015

By Matt Hadro

There is no legal right to “gay marriage” in the Constitution, legal experts asserted, and the Supreme Court should not... Read more

Religious leaders urge conscience protections in recognizing marriage

Apr 27, 2015

More than 30 U.S. religious leaders, including four Catholic bishops, have joined together to call on their country to preserve... Read more