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Arts & CultureIdeas
Jim McDermott
Britney Spears recently wanted to get married in the Catholic Church. The controversy that followed shows us what we still need to learn about turning our churches into welcoming spaces.
Close-up of a bride and groom holding hands on their wedding day.
FaithFaith in Focus
Simcha Fisher
Preparation for marriage should rely less on workbooks and more on prayer and community.
Arts & CultureBooks
Sharlee DiMenichi
In his memoir, Greg Bourke illuminates the devout faith that sustained him and his husband through the legal journey that resulted in the groundbreaking marriage-equality ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
Inside the Vatican
This week on “Inside the Vatican,” Gerry and host Colleen Dulle recap the Vatican’s recent family-related news through the lens of Gerry’s interview with Cardinal Farrell.
Pope Paul VI and the future Pope John Paul stand side-by-side before a crowd
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
The future pope was hesitant about categorically banning contraception before the release of “Humanae Vitae,” documents and recordings show.
Gerard O’Connell
The Irish-born American cardinal and former bishop of Dallas, Tex., is considered a big hitter in the Vatican because of the many important responsibilities that Pope Francis has entrusted to him in recent years.