Faith and Justice: Pope Francis' critics cite the words of Jesus in Matthew 19 about divorce and remarriage. But should these quotes end the discussion?
Under certain circumstances and after long prayer and a profound examination of conscience, some divorced and civilly remarried Catholics may return to the sacraments, said the bishops of Malta.
Preview: Gina Messina is co-founder of Feminism and Religion, a popular blog that examines the intersection of -- and contradictions to -- those two worlds.
A heated discussion and debate continues in Catholic circles since the publication of Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia ("The Joy of Love").
Simply Spirit: Regarding divorced and remarried Catholics, if the church doesn't help people connect with God, what's the point?
If you've got a good reason for divorce -- adultery, abuse, addiction or abandonment -- fewer than one in four Americans would call that a sin, a new LifeWay Research survey finds.
Faith and Justice: How might the annulment process be simplified? I asked Fr. John Beal, a professor of canon law.
Lawmakers said a proposed law to legalize divorce in the Philippines would face stiff opposition in Congress despite growing public support for the measure.
"The proposal to legalize divorce will not pass under my watch," said House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., reported the Asian Catholic news portal ucanews.com.
Marriage "should be saved and should guarantee the proper guidance of children," he said.
Rep. Giorgidi Aggabao, deputy speaker, said there was little support for the measure among legislators.
Just Catholic: The New York Times paints a cold, hard picture of the church. But the church can fairly easily end a marriage for substantial or administrative reasons.
A small c catholic: When marriages have broken down irretrievably, what's needed is not words of harsh judgment and punishment, but words of love and acts of compassion.