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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.
Christina MacDougall places a wedding band on Julio Prendergast's finger as Msgr. Francis J. Schneider officiates their wedding Mass Aug. 20, 2021, at St. John the Baptist Church in Wading River, N.Y. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)
Cindy Wooden - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis said “superficial” marriage preparation programs leave many couples at risk of having invalid marriages or unprepared to cope with the struggles that arise in every marriage.
This does not have to be followed by a party that costs $28,000. (iStock/Rawpixel)
FaithShort Take
Sara Scarlett Willson
The joy of marriage is getting overshadowed by the pressure for increasingly expensive and elaborate weddings. Parish priest could gently remind couples that it does not have to be this way.