Pope says marriage annulment process should be free of charge
Jan 25 2015
Addressing the Vatican tribunal primarily responsible for hearing requests for marriage annulments, Pope Francis said all annulment processes should be free of charge.
Supreme Court agrees to take up same-sex marriage cases this term
Jan 19 2015
The Supreme Court Jan. 16 agreed to hear four cases over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage.
Little acts of love, kindness and faith add up to holiness, pope says
Nov 19 2014
Pope: All Christians are called to holiness and to take even little steps each day to be more loving and more Christ-like.
Institute officials outline alternatives to in vitro for infertile couples
Nov 13 2014
For couples struggling to conceive a child, in vitro fertilization has been a medical standard for the past 30 years.
Companies criticized for offering to pay to freeze female workers’ eggs
Nov 12 2014
Helen Alvare says companies are not answering for the psychological, spiritual or even physical harms associated with reproductive technologies.
Speakers ask pope, synod to clear up ‘confusion’ on contraception
Oct 09 2014
A married couple from Brazil told Pope Francis and the Synod of Bishops that the church should stop giving “contradictory advice” on birth control.
Wisconsin couple a bit in awe to be invited by pope as synod auditors
Oct 03 2014
Alice and Jeff Heinzen will not only be serving as auditors for the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 5-19, they also will make a presentation before the general assembly.
What's an annulment? Here's a Q&A overview
Oct 03 2014
The topic of annulments, properly called a declaration of nullity, is one that seems to cause a lot of confusion for those involved.
Annual Archdiocese of Baltimore Mass highlights marriage
Oct 02 2014
Communication, togetherness, forgiveness and respect were among the key attributes of a strong marriage.
Legal proceedings, pastoral outreach both part of annulment process
Oct 02 2014
There’s an inherent tension between upholding the indissolubility of sacramental marriage and bringing pastoral care to those whose marriages have failed.
Studies confirm religion increases longevity, and marriage does too
Sep 28 2014
Study after study has confirmed that those who are involved in religion and those who are married are healthier, physically and mentally happier.
Parish date night part of ‘intentional support’ marriages need, leaders say
Sep 24 2014
Jason and Joanne Doctor’s conversations usually default to their children, schedules or finances.