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Vatican newspaper: ‘Amoris Laetitia’ is authoritative church teaching
Aug 23 2016
Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family is an example of the “ordinary magisterium” – papal teaching – to which Catholics are obliged to give “religious submission of will and intellect,” said an article in the Vatican newspaper.

Biden called 'counter-witness' to church teaching for presiding at same-sex wedding
Aug 05 2016
Vice President Biden as a Catholic politician has created confusion over church teaching on marriage, three U.S. bishops said.

Too many couples do not understand marriage is for life, pope says
Jun 17 2016
Many marriages today can be considered invalid, Pope Francis said.

Georgia teacher marries beau with her second-graders in the front row
Apr 27 2016
Monsignor Corbett said “marriage really is a school of love,” explaining that it is the sacramental way to love each other more deeply.

Archdiocese of Baltimore to hold town hall meetings on families
Apr 08 2016
The archdiocesan office of Marriage and Family Life will host four town hall meetings about families at locations around the archdiocese in April.

First take: Local Catholic leaders in Baltimore archdiocese react to ‘The Joy of Love’
Apr 08 2016
Archbishop Lori said the document is a beautiful, compassionate, realistic celebration of love that contains much that is helpful.

A little bit country: Pope looks at the nitty gritty of family life
Apr 08 2016
In "Amoris Laetitia", Pope Francis' postsynodal apostolic exhortation on the family, there is passion and devotion, but also heartache and sweat.

In 'The Joy of Love,' pope urges sharing truth of family with mercy, helping those struggling
Apr 08 2016
The same mercy and patience essential for building a strong family must be shown to those whose families are in trouble, the pope said.

Pope to release document on the family April 8
Mar 31 2016
The Vatican has set April 8 for the release of “Amoris Laetitia” (“The Joy of Love”), Pope Francis’ reflection on the family and family life.

What’s their secret? Even pope notices Edgemere couple’s 73 years of marriage
Feb 16 2016
Nevin and Pear Gintling have been married since 1942.

Our Back Pages: Touting marriage in the 1890s
Feb 11 2016
Unless a man and woman are willing to give up their individuality for one another in marriage, Father Rooker said, they have no right to marry

Upon parenthood, people's political views grow more similar, study finds
Dec 05 2015
Americans hold a variety of diverse opinions on a number of political issues. Sometimes, they veer to opposite ends of the political spectrum. But the one thing that not only bridges those gaps but brings them closer together is parenthood.