Marriage

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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.

Couples with kids, cohabitating are among those marrying at papal Mass
Sep 11 2014
Among the men and women Pope Francis was set to unite in marriage were Catholics who have been living together as well as couples who already have children.

Longtime St. Francis de Sales deacon, wife to leave Archdiocese of Baltimore
Jul 05 2014
Wherever Deacon Richard J. Stine goes, his wife, Blanche, isn’t far behind.

Cleveland Diocese ends fees for marriage annulments, dispensations
Jun 10 2014
Couples seeking a marriage annulment in the Diocese of Cleveland no longer have to pay a fee.

Natural family planners cautious about new fertility monitoring apps
May 28 2014
Several fertility apps with ties to Catholic universities or to the Couple to Couple League are on the market now or will be soon.