Articles on this issue "marriage"
'This is God’s dream for his beloved creation: to see it fulfilled in the loving union between a man and a woman, rejoicing in their shared journey, fruitful in their mutual gift of self.'
At 10 am today, the 27th Sunday of Ordinary Time, Pope Francis presided at theMass in St. Peter's Basilica for the opening of theOrdinary General Assembly of the Synodof Bishops on the theme: …read more
"It is impossible not to be moved by the story of Chiara Corbella Petrillo. ... It is jolting and indeed sobering to realise that the events that the book recounts happened so very recently"
This review, by K.V. Turley, first appeared at Catholic Exchange and is reprinted here with permission. * * * I am here now, in your room, your last room… It was here the doors were opened …read more
Here is the latest column from Bishop James Conley of Lincoln, Nebraska, reprinted from theSouthern Nebraska Register. * * * God is a communion of persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy …read more
Says Married Couples Must Be Missionaries in Face of 'Ideological Colonizations'
Pope Francis says that in the face of "ideological colonizations," married couples are called to give testimony as a "happy family," but must also go beyond giving testimony and find concrete …read more
Meets with Équipes Notre Dame Lay Movement
Married couples are called tobe “instruments of the mercy of Christ and of the Church” especially “towards persons whose marriages have failed.” These were the sentiments expressed by Pope …read more
Here is a translation of Pope Francis' address to theÉquipes Notre Dame this morning at the Clementine Hall in the Vatican. * * * I am happy to receive you, dear leaders and spiritual …read more
Motu Proprio Shortens Process While Maintaining the Indissolubility of Marriage
The Holy See released two Motu Proprio Apostolic Letters today written by Pope Francis that announcereforms to the canonical process of marriage annulment. The Motu Proprio (Latin for “on one …read more
Here is the text of a letter sent on Pope Francis' behalf by his secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin. The Knights of Columbus are meeting in Philadelphia through Thursday for the …read more
Archbishop Anthony Fisher Says Opponents "Write Off as Benighted and Bigoted" Those Who Stand by Traditional Marriage
The Archbishop of Sydney has reaffirmed the Church’s teaching on marriage. During the Archdiocese’s Annual Marriage Mass with Renewal of Vows on July 12, Archbishop Anthony Fisher said …read more
"Regardless of what a narrow majority of the Supreme Court may declare at this moment in history, the nature of the human person and marriage remains unchanged and unchangeable."
Here is the statement released by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louiseville, Kentucky, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, on the US Supreme Courts decision to …read more
The United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex “marriage” across the country today. Five of the Supreme Court justices ruled in favor, while four dissented. While the decision will …read more
“The gift of marriage, which is so beautiful, is also a mission. A mission that is very important”
Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave Sunday evening when he opened the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome, held in Saint Peter’s Square. The theme this year is: …read more
Calls on Parents to Live Out Their Mission
Pope Francis has called for the spiritual rebirth of Rome and has appealed to families to contribute to this. The Holy Father made the exhortationSunday evening when speaking tosome 25,000 …read more
Reminds Prelates Laity 'Must Always Feel Heart of the Church Close'
Bishops must defend the family against societal pressures. Addressing the bishops of Latvia and Estonia in the Vatican this morning, the Pope called on the prelates to promote the family, …read more
Also Tells Prelates They Need to Be Friends, and Says Year of Mercy Should Bring Emphasis on Sacrament of Confession
In an address to bishops of Puerto Rico today, Pope Francis affirmed the beauty of marriage and the complementarity of man and woman, saying the "differences between man and woman are not for …read more