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In spite of the well-documented risks associated with cohabitation, the Census Bureau is reporting that cohabitation rates among young people now exceed marriage rates for couples age 18-24.
Synod Continues Discussion on Thorny Marriage Issues
The fifth, sixth and seventh sessions of the historic Synod on the Family continued to discuss "difficult pastoral situations" such as same-sex marriages, cohabitation, the divorce, and polygamy.
What Parents Must Do to Stop Cohabitation
In a hard-hitting article, Dr. Denise Jackson Hunnell says it not just up to the Church to defend marriage and fight cohabitation; parents have to do their part as well.
Study: Cohabiting Men Not Completely Committed to Partner
A new study has found that when a young couple decides to move in together, the woman thinks this means the relationship is getting more serious, but a majority of young men say they don't see it quite the same way.
Study: More Women Opting for Cohabitation Before Marriage
A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics has found that more women are now opting for cohabitation rather than marriage as a "first union" with these relationships lasting slightly longer than before.
Guest Blog: The Premarital Sex "Test Drive"
By Fr. Tad Pacholczyk
During a 2011 roundtable discussion on Fox News, guest commentator Jay Thomas argued that young people should not be too concerned when it comes to pre-marital sex, because nobody would choose to “buy a car without driving it first. You don’t get married, and you don’t learn about sex, by not having it.”
Number of Married Couples Plunges to Record Low
The number of couples who are choosing to marry in this country has dropped to record lows as more people opt for cohabitation or to delay marriage.
Pope Tells Young Couples to Forego Cohabitation and Choose "Forever" with Conviction
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist During a meeting with young married couples at the closing ceremony of Italy's Eucharistic Congress, Pope Benedict XVI gave sage advice to families on dating, commitment and the false belief that living together before marriage can somehow guarantee a happy future.
Cohabiting Catholic Couples are in "Great Spiritual Danger" Warns Santa Fe Archbishop
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The Most Rev. Michael Sheehan Archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico, has issued a pastoral letter in which he addressing the problem of Catholics who cohabit, saying they are living in a state of mortal sin and should not receive the sacraments until they make their union acceptable to Jesus Christ.
Maltese Bishops Say Cohabiting Couples Must Not Receive Communion
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In a joint statement issued today, the bishops of Malta and Gozo say cohabiting couples should not present themselves for communion.
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