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Catholic Marriage

American Catholics Seek Clarity On Pope Francis' Love Treatise

Reuters | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 04.11.2016 | Religion

When retired New York City teacher Rosalie Frangella's marriage ended in the 1980s, she might one day have hoped to wed again - except for the big mon...

Pope Francis Is Considering Making Marriage Annulments Cost-Free

The Associated Press | Posted 11.05.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis considers eliminating church charges for marriage annulments, revealing he once fired an official who tried to charge...

All Eyes On The Changing Catholic Family As Synod Approaches

Global Sisters Report | Dawn Araujo | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion

This article first appeared on the Global Sisters Report, a project of National Catholic Reporter. Chances are, you probably know more DINKs now th...

Cardinal: Catholic Church Will Not Budge On Divorce

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 10.04.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Public disagreements over whether the Roman Catholic Church can change its teachings on Communion for remarried Catholics are growing sharper on...

Why A Pastor Refused To Marry This Couple

Posted 05.24.2013 | Weddings

After a two-year engagement, Anna Bankes and Justin Neis finalized their wedding date (July 13) and venue (Spirit of Life Catholic Church in North Dak...

Real Catholics Don't Get Married Outside: Why The Church Should Reconsider

Cara McDonough | Posted 03.21.2012 | Religion
Cara McDonough

"You can't get married outside." The priest paused, then repeated, "You just can't." My sister-in-law, however, wants to do just that. Plenty of people do. Why can't a Catholic ceremony take place outside?

A Bishop's Whisper From Cardinal Foley

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

In 1987 we got married. My wife's name is Mary. I have since realized that priests may only get one or two Mary-and-Joseph combinations during a career. The local priest made the most of it.