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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

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

Apr 26, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

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

Apr 23, 2015

By Matt Hadro

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

Apr 17, 2015

By CNA Staff

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

Apr 16, 2015

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

Mar 12, 2015

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

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