Marriage

July 5, 2013

Panelists Predict Widespread Impact of Marriage Rulings

Catholic Information Center panelists voiced doubt that the current administration would provide sufficient religious-freedom protections.

June 28, 2013

U.S. Bishops: Court Ruling Cannot Change Essence of Marriage

Bishops called the rulings ‘a profound injustice to the American people’ and urged a renewed effort to proclaim the truth about marriage.

June 27, 2013

Family Advocates Say Marriage Ruling Ignores Children

President of the Coalition of African-American Pastors said it is time for Christians ‘to rise up and renew their efforts to protect marriage and strengthen the families in their communities.’

June 26, 2013

Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA, Dismisses Prop. 8

In a June 26 ruling, the court said that Section 3 of DOMA, which defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman for federal purposes, violates the U.S. Constitution’s equal-protection guarantees.

June 23, 2013

Defending Marriage

Book Review of What Is Marriage? Man and Woman: A Defense

June 12, 2013

Scottish Adoption Agency Celebrates Despite Closure Threat

St. Margaret’s Children and Family Care Society is in danger of closing due to its policy of placing children only with a married mother and father.

June 12, 2013

Venezuelan Educator Calls Condoms ‘Russian Roulette’ for Youth

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced the installation of a group of factories to produce millions of condoms in Venezuela.

June 5, 2013

Advocate Says Fight to Defend Marriage in Illinois Continues

The same-sex 'marriage' bill wasn’t defeated outright before the local House of Representatives adjourned, but the deadline was extended to vote on it.

June 5, 2013

Professor Says Religion, Private Life Are Public Concerns

Professor Susan Hanssen argued that the private bonds of religion and family life are the root of public relations and should be protected by law.

May 15, 2013

Minnesota Redefines Marriage Despite Religious-Freedom Warnings

The Minnesota Catholic Conference will ‘continue to work to rebuild a healthy culture of marriage and family life, as well as defend the rights of Minnesotans to live out their faith in everyday life and speak the truth in love.’ The state is the 12th to change its definition of marriage.

April 26, 2013

Law Must be Based in Truth, Archbishop Tells Judges

Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski says the state justly favors stable marriages because they serve the common good as the optimal conditions for the raising of future generations of its citizens.

April 26, 2013

Colombian Senate Rejects Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

The president of the Bishops’ Conference of Colombia, Cardinal Ruben Salazar, had issued a plea to lawmakers to consider the Church’s arguments on the question and to protect marriage.

April 24, 2013

Theologian: Same-Sex Civil Unions Discriminate Against Married Couples

Ethics professor cautions equating homosexual unions to marriage because the legal system starts to transform the nature of marriage as a social and legal institution.

April 24, 2013

Debate, Protests Mark Legalization of Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ in France

The new law allows same-sex couples to receive medical treatment for artificial procreation and adopt children.

April 23, 2013

Florist Faces Second Lawsuit Over ‘Gay Wedding’ Refusal

A florist in Washington now faces two lawsuits, one from the Washington state attorney general and another from the American Civil Liberties Union.

April 19, 2013

Bishop Criticizes ‘Gay Marriage’ Approval in New Zealand

The Pacific island nation became the first country in the region and the 13th country in the world to grant legal recognition to same-sex ‘marriage.’

April 4, 2013

Study Shows Black Americans Reject ‘Gay Rights’ Equation

Rev. Bill Owens, founder and president of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, criticized the analogy of same-sex ‘marriage’ to the push for racial equality.

April 1, 2013

Tools for Knowing the Nature of Marriage and the Source of Human Thriving

A Register exclusive from Archbishop Charles Chaput.

March 26, 2013

Archbishop Cordileone Leads D.C. Marriage March in Prayer

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments that challenge California’s Proposition 8, a state measure recognizing marriage as existing solely between a man and a woman.

March 20, 2013

Catholic Students Lobby at U.N. Commission on Women

The students hoped to stress the importance of human dignity and the family to members of the commission.

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