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Bishops push for religious freedom protections in adoption, foster care

Mar 12, 2015

By Matt Hadro

With increasing pressure on adoption and foster care agencies to act against their religious beliefs, the U.S. bishops are pushing... Read more

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Big business overreach? Corporations push Supreme Court to legalize 'gay marriage'

Mar 8, 2015

By Matt Hadro

With the Supreme Court set to rule on a potentially far-reaching marriage case this summer, several hundred corporations are pushing... Read more

Is there a 'roadmap to happiness' in marriage? New video series says yes

Mar 1, 2015

By Ann Schneible

With the family in the spotlight ahead of the Church’s upcoming Synod in October, one video initiative is confronting today's... Read more

A UK bishop's plea: speak up on marriage before it's too late

Feb 25, 2015

Inside a small English church dedicated to St. Columba, a congregation of Catholics gathered, sitting in the midst of 2,500... Read more

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Marriage is what brings us together today, bishop says

Feb 14, 2015

Beyond boxed chocolates and Valentine cards, authentic married love is a gift and blessing that brings unity to society, and... Read more

Cardinal Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, speaks with CNA in Rome on Sept. 15, 2014.

What Cardinal Burke really said about 'resisting' Pope Francis

Feb 9, 2015

Cardinal Raymond Burke said he was “responding to a hypothetical situation” when he stated that he would resist any possible... Read more

 A couple newly married by Pope Francis receives communion in St. Peter's Basilica on Sept. 14, 2014.

Pope Francis backs traditional marriage as Slovakia vote looms

Feb 6, 2015

By Elise Harris

With Slovaks set to hit the polls on tomorrow's referendum on marriage, Pope Francis used this week's general audience as... Read more

'No compromise' – Catholics, evangelicals unite on marriage

Jan 27, 2015

A coalition of Catholic and Protestant leaders has united to call all Christians to an unwavering defense of the truth... Read more

Pope Francis at the Encounter with Families in Manila, Jan. 16, 2015.

What threatens families? Redefining marriage, Pope says

Jan 16, 2015

Warning that “every threat to the family is a threat to society itself,” Pope Francis called on the people of... Read more

'No human invention' – Marriage a divine plan, bishop says

Jan 5, 2015

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury has responded to Pope Francis' call for renewed commitment to the “Gospel of the Family”... Read more

Conference to consider the human element in Catholic family life

Jan 2, 2015

Catholic marriage preparation and pastoral care of the family in light of human nature will be the topic of an... Read more

Pope Francis married 20 couples in St. Peter's Basilica on Sept. 14, 2014.

Pope: Church must improve marriage prep, strengthen families

Dec 8, 2014

Pope Francis in his latest interview reflected on October’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family, dismissing fears of doctrinal “collapse” while... Read more

Benedict XVI at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 11, 2005.

Ratzinger's retraction: the fruit of 42 years of theological maturation

Dec 4, 2014

News broke weeks ago that a new volume of Benedict XVI's collected works was being released in German with an... Read more

Pilgrims pray for all cardinals and bishops who died in the last year at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter's Basilica, Nov. 3, 2014.

'Year for Vocations': English diocese stresses universal call to sainthood

Dec 2, 2014

Alongside the Year for Consecrated Life called for by Pope Francis, the Diocese of Shrewsbury, England, is observing 2015 as... Read more

Pope's Philly trip could be a turning point on US marriage front

Nov 26, 2014

By Elise Harris

Legal expert Alan Sears said that the push for marriage redefinition in the U.S. has provided a platform for the... Read more

Beyond religious differences: Interfaith leaders unite on marriage

Nov 19, 2014

By Elise Harris

Leaders from various faith traditions around the globe are backing the union of a man and woman as an inherently... Read more

Pope Francis gives the homily at Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints in Rome's Verano cemetery, Nov. 1, 2014.

Pope Francis: Children have right to a mother and father

Nov 17, 2014

By Ann Schneible

Children have the right to be raised by a mother and a father, Pope Francis said, emphasizing that “the family... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone takes part in a press conference at the USCCB's Fall General Assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 11, 2013.

How one bishop sees marriage as key to 'culture of encounter'

Nov 12, 2014

By Matt Hadro

With marriage in crisis in the modern world, the faithful have a duty to work for its restoration, promoting the... Read more

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Seismic court ruling affirms link between marriage, kids

Nov 7, 2014

By Matt Hadro

Defense of marriage advocates lauded a major 2-1 decision by a federal appeals court that noted the importance of children... Read more

At the heart of the annulment process: Justice, salvation of souls, Pope says

Nov 5, 2014

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis gave a brief address to canonists on Wednesday, discussing the grave importance of justice in the process of... Read more