Presentations to answer questions on marriage, divorce and annulments
Apr 19 2010
The Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Baltimore will host a series of presentations on the church’s teachings on marriage, divorce and annulments. To be held through the end of May, the events are open to everyone but especially the divorced or those marrying a divorced person, Catholics married outside the church, RCIA team members and parish staff. Group question-and-answer sessions and private representatives will also be available.

Unconditional love can heal
Apr 08 2010
Among the numerous challenging things that Jesus said were his words in Luke 6:41: “Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the beam in your own eye.”

Denver archbishop defends Boulder school’s decision on children of lesbians
Mar 11 2010
DENVER – The decision to refuse re-enrollment at a Boulder Catholic school to two children of lesbian parents was the only outcome that was fair to the children, their teachers, school parents and “the authentic faith of the church,” said Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.

Retreat helps children of divorce and separation
Feb 18 2010
A new and much-needed ministry to help children cope with their parents’ divorce or separation is taking shape in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Pope condemns ‘plague’ of abortion in Romania, Moldova
Feb 12 2010
VATICAN CITY – Even Catholic families in Romania and Moldova are falling victim “to the plagues of abortion, corruption, alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as birth control using methods contrary to the dignity of the human person,” Pope Benedict XVI said.

Ruling on same-sex marriage in D.C. called ‘partisan paternalism’
Feb 11 2010
WASHINGTON – By refusing to allow residents of the District of Columbia to vote on same-sex marriage, a district board is undermining religious freedom and promoting “partisan paternalism under the guise of righteousness,” according to an analysis by the Archdiocese of Washington.

Desire for sacraments not sufficient reason for annulment, pope says
Jan 29 2010
VATICAN CITY – True pastoral charity and concern can never lead the church to grant an annulment to a Catholic whose marriage is valid according to church law, Pope Benedict XVI said.

2009 – a turning point for bishops?
Jan 14 2010
Was 2009 a turning point for the American bishops, marking a tougher and more realistic approach on their part to the myriad problems, internal and external, besetting the Catholic Church in the United States? It’s too soon for final conclusions, but, on the evidence, history may judge the year just past in exactly those terms.

Recession helping couples to value marriage more, expert says
Dec 07 2009
WASHINGTON – The economic recession may have a “silver lining” in terms of its effect on U.S. marriages, according to a leading marriage expert.

U.S. religious leaders pledge renewed commitment to conscience issues
Nov 28 2009
WASHINGTON – More than 140 Christian leaders issued a joint declaration Nov. 20 pledging renewed zeal in defending the unborn, defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman and protecting religious freedom.

Bishops OK marriage pastoral with many changes, some opposition
Nov 18 2009
Despite the concern voiced by some bishops about the document's pastoral tone and content, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved a pastoral letter on marriage Nov. 17.