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A bride and groom hold hands on their wedding day (CNS)

On the eve of the family synod, the conference has published survey responses that undermine Church teaching on marriage

A child sits with other refugees behind a fence between Croatia and Slovenia (Photo: AP)

Bishops welcome EU quota deal for refugees

Bishops urge Britain to take in more refugees from Syria before winter sets in

Prince Charles greets the supremely gifted James MacMillan (Photo: PA)

His Fourth is perhaps the first great symphony since the death of Shostakovich

Bishop Hudson, left, and Cardinal Nichols at the press conference (Photo: Mazur/

Cardinal Nichols launches appeal for every parish to set up an evangelisation team

David and Samantha Cameron pose outside 10 Downing Street (Photo: PA)

Cardinal says new Government must give attention to the ‘needs of the poorest’

We need Catholics in Parliament, says Peter Smith (PA)

At the next general election we will lose a number of prominent Catholic MPs

Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark (Mazur/

Bishops say lesbian and gay Catholics fear the move would remove their legal rights

Bishop-elect Robert Byrne (Mazur/

Fr Robert Byrne will serve as an auxiliary bishop in Birmingham

Cardinal Peter Erdo, the relator for next year's synod (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Peter Erdo, a leading canon lawyer, says the Synod will be based on Church teaching, not public opinion

Baroness Neuberger is chair of an inquiry into the LCP (Photo: PA)

Author of the bishops’ report says LCP is not ‘inherently unethical’ but has been ‘badly implemented’