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An American university has carried out research into the cost of weddings and the success of marriages (AP Photo)

Money and how you spend it can be a prime source of friction in a marriage

Pope Francis wipes his eyes at the start of the morning session of the synod yesterday (CNS)

There is good reason to discuss what can be done pastorally within the context of doctrinal truth

A bride smiles during the joint wedding ceremony in St Peter's last month (AP)

The blogosphere has been ignited by the synod on the family

Prof Brian Cox (PA)

Unlike Richard Dawkins, the physicist displays a winning humility when discussing God’s existence

Members of the faithful at a prayer vigil led by Pope Francis on Saturday ahead of the synod (CNS)

Priests and bishops need to help couples understand the married vocation

Cardinal Kasper and Cardinal Oullet hold opposing views on Communion for the dicorce and re-married (CNS)

As Mary Eberstadt points out promoting stable marriages makes sound economic sense

Fewer people are getting married, and staying married (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Robert Willett)

As a recently published book shows, the decline in religious faith is intimately linked to a decline in family formation

Pope Francis blesses new spouses this month (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

With Britain the divorce capital of Europe, young people need all the help they can get

Dr Ezekiel J. Emanuel (PA)

Life still has meaning even when you’re old

Catholic schools must be allowed to teach Catholic morals, says Francis Phillips (PA)

OFSTED inspectors are imposing a rigid “Equalities Act” agenda on faith schools