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Pope Francis: Hey, Ease Up on Remarried Catholics

They should be welcomed by the Catholic Church, he says

(Newser) - A Catholic's second marriage after divorce isn't exactly celebrated by the Vatican. But hey, the Catholic Church isn't going to excommunicate you should you choose to tie the knot a second time. That's the word from Pope Francis himself, who spoke about family values during a... More »

Married Couples' Sex Lives 'Rebound'—After 50 Years

Those in first marriages have sex more frequently than those who remarried

(Newser) - It's no secret that most married couples have less sex as the years go by, but those who stick it out tend to see something of a romantic renaissance—it just takes five decades to get there. Researchers looking at 1,656 married adults ranging in age from 57... More »

15 Signs You'll Get Married

Are you smart? That's a good start.

(Newser) - Worried you’ll never get married? Good news: If you’re a woman living in the US, your chances of getting hitched before 40 are 86%. Men in the US? A still-hopeful 81%. Anneli Rufus runs down 14 more signs you’ll tie the knot, in the Daily Beast :
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Done With Marriage, Jen Mulls Being Single Mom

No man can live up to Brad, she decides

(Newser) - With John Mayer gone, Jennifer Aniston has sworn off marriage and any hope of finding a replacement for ex-hubby Brad Pitt. “She now realizes that Brad’s shoes are impossible to fill,” an insider dishes to OK! But the 40-year-old actress isn’t giving up all her dreams.... More »

Virginity Lie Not Grounds for Annulment

French court ruling makes Muslim couple married again

(Newser) - France has overturned a lower court decision annulling a Muslim couple’s marriage on grounds that the bride lied about being a virgin, the BBC reports. That means the couple is married again—whether they like it or not. Husband and wife both accepted the original decision, but it sparked... More »

Brinkley Swears Off Marriage

Supermodel vows fourth divorce will be her last

(Newser) - On the heels of this week's divorce settlement—and the messy dissolution of her fourth marriage—Christie Brinkley has learned her lesson. "I'm not going to marry again," she tells Andrea Peyser of the New York Post. "I know too much about the marriage laws and divorce... More »

Divorced Berlusconi Challenges Communion Ban

He confronts startled bishop at mass

(Newser) - Beleaguered Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi caused a scene in a church over the weekend, loudly demanding from a startled bishop in the middle of mass: "When are you going to change this rule that stops me taking communion?" Berlusconi, like other divorced Catholics who remarry, is banned from... More »

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