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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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?

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

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

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

The Irish flag.

Ireland's defense of marriage leaders speak up for mothers, fathers, children

Opponents of a referendum that would recognize “gay marriage” in Ireland face an uphill fight, but one commentator says they... Read more

March for Marriage participants carry a banner in Washington D.C. on March 26, 2013.

Marriage march in DC expects diverse, wide-ranging support

People from a variety of faiths and backgrounds will unite in Washington, D.C., April 25 to uphold marriage as the... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone at a press conference for the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly, Nov 13.

Anti-Cordileone ad misrepresents Catholicism, archdiocese says

A group of Catholics promoting a full-page advertisement asking Pope Francis to remove Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone don’t represent San Francisco... Read more

Married Couple via Pixabay (CCO 1.0 Universal).

Getting married? Want to stay married? These Catholics can help

With Christian marriages facing obstacles from pornography and infidelity to self-centeredness and divorce, what are faithful Catholics to do?  Read more

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CNA exclusive poll: Americans agree – protect religious liberty

Religious freedom battles continue to take place in courtrooms around the country, but in the court of public opinion, religious... Read more