- Jan 28, 2020
Mary-Rose and Ryan Verret are the founders of Witness to Love. They spoke to Crux about their new project, Civil Marriage Initiative.
The Philippines is the only country in the world — except for the Vatican — to have no divorce law. That could change after the Speaker of the House introduced legislation to allow for “quick dissolution” of marriage.
Italy’s new Prime Minister, known as the “cold one,” could easily disappear as the roller-coaster of Italian politics continues, but he brings key assets to the job, including a deep understanding of Catholic tradition, a family history of strong Vatican ties, and a Pope Francis- style outlook on wars of culture.
Italy’s upcoming referendum might be the final surprise in a year marked by a sharp rise in populist sentiment. After Brexit and Trump’s victory in the U.S., Catholic votes might be the decisive factor in determining the political agenda for Italy and the West.
After having sat out an Italian debate in May over the legalization of civil unions for same-sex couples, Pope Francis broke his silence on Sunday by coming out in support of Mexico’s Catholic bishops in their efforts to derail a push for gay marriage.
A new study from a respected Italian research institute finds that religious marriages in one of the world’s most Catholic nations are in “free-fall,” and based on trends over the last twenty years, projects that by 2031 there won’t be a single religious marriage in the country.