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Kazakh bishops affirm indissolubility of marriage – and its implications

Astana, Kazakhstan, Jan 2, 2018 / 12:42 pm (CNA).- Three Kazakhstani bishops signed a statement on Sunday confirming that it is not licit to admit to sacramental communion Catholics who are divorced and illictly remarried, if they are not living according to the long-standing teachings of the […]

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Marriage prep should be more than just a few courses, Pope tells priests

Vatican City, Feb 25, 2017 / 05:18 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Saturday Pope Francis told a group of parish priests training on the new marriage annulment process to place strong emphasis on good preparation that isn’t limited to just a few courses, but extends even to the […]

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Tim Kaine claims Catholic Church could change on gay marriage

Washington D.C., Sep 11, 2016 / 04:50 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, a Catholic who is currently the junior Virginia senator, said on Saturday that he thinks the Church will eventually drop its opposition to same-sex marriage. “I think it's going to change […]

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Marriage is disappearing in Italy

Rome, Italy, Dec 6, 2015 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Italy is facing a swift and dramatic collapse of the institution of marriage, according to a prominent Italian demographer and statistician. “We were in bad shape in 2009, and we are worse off – there's no getting […]

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Don’t ‘regionalize’ Church teaching on marriage, says Irish archbishop at synod

Vatican City, Oct 15, 2015 / 04:36 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic teaching on marriage and the family is universal, not something local bishops’ conferences can decide for themselves, an Irish archbishop said Thursday. Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh, the Primate of All-Ireland, said he did not support […]

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What is the future of marriage? First we have to look at its history, author says

Washington D.C., Oct 9, 2015 / 12:04 am (CNA).- June's Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, which mandated recognition of same-sex marriages across the United States, was largely recognized by both supporters and opponents as a groundbreaking ruling. What are the factors that led to this wide-reaching Supreme Court […]

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Not a taxing matter? IRS downplays gay marriage religious freedom threats

Washington D.C., Aug 8, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Following the Supreme Court decision declaring same-sex civil marriage to be a fundamental right, the Internal Revenue Service said it has no intention of revoking religious non-profits' tax status. Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, who made the […]

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Why the effort to make gay marriage sacramental won’t work

Washington D.C., Aug 2, 2015 / 04:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Dissenting Catholic groups have called for gay marriage to be recognized as a sacrament, but Catholic theology has a clear priority: marriage is God's creation – and not even the Church can change that.   Dr. John […]

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What happens when clerks object to providing gay marriage licenses?

Washington D.C., Jul 9, 2015 / 03:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- After the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, some county clerks have voiced religious objections to issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Does legal protection for them exist? “Frankly, there’s no reason why they [the clerks] should have […]

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Marriage has had its day at Court, but religious freedom could soon follow

Washington D.C., Jun 27, 2015 / 06:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Friday’s Supreme Court ruling against the traditional understanding of marriage may pose huge obstacles to the free exercise of religion and conscience across the US, the nation's bishops have said in response to the decision. “The free […]

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