Sacrament of Marriage

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 Apostolate.

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Seven Things Catholics Should Know about Divorce

Divorced Catholics long for understanding and acceptance. Here’s how the Church can help.

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