A pair of wedding bands symbolizing the sacrament of marriage is depicted in a stained-glass window at St. Isabel Church in Sanibel, Fla. (OSV News photo/CNS filer, Gregory A. Shemitz)

Dating culture crisis fuels Catholic marriage vocation collapse

Among Catholics, the sacrament of matrimony is in freefall. Over 50 years between 1969 and 2019, Catholic marriages declined 69% even as the Catholic population increased by nearly 20 million, according to Georgetown University's Center for Applied Research in the ...
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After vote, House sends Respect for Marriage Act to Biden for signature

WASHINGTON (CNS) — By a vote of 258-169, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Respect for Marriage Act Dec. 8 and sent it to President Joe Biden for his signature. Biden is expected to sign the bill legalizing same-sex ...
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Tips to Strengthen Your Marriage

Falling in love is easy; staying in love takes work. Here are five practices to strengthen the bonds of marriage.
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Understanding Annulments

My heart goes out to the many good people who have suffered the tragic breakup of their marriage. I would advise anyone in such a situation not to be afraid of the Church's rules and regulations.
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Understanding the Sacrament of Marriage

Vatican II clarified that marriage is a partnership between a man and a woman ordered toward their mutual good and the procreation and education of children (cf. GS, 48.1).
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When Catholics Marry Protestants

Can a practicing Catholic marry a Protestant in that person’s church, before his or her minister? Regarding the Baptism and education of children from that marriage, may the Catholic party accept either Catholic or Protestant Baptism?
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