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The Court of Appeal sits at the Royal Courts of Justice (PA)

Is that why the Church has so far been silent on the case the appeal court is considering? The judges have to decide whether the existing law on the status of the ‘foetus’ makes sense

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

A boy hugs Pope Francis while he is trying to deliver a speech (Photo: PA)

A noisy child is a challenge for the whole congregation, not just for the priest and parents

'We have fallen into a hysteria about our children – which dictates that parents and the state must battle for control and culpability' (PA)

Under the terms of the proposed ‘Cinderella law’ parents could face up to ten years in prison for ‘emotional neglect’

Giuseppe Dalla Torre, president of the Vatican City State court, left, and Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi (Photo: CNS)

UN committee that monitors compliance with a children’s rights convention points to ‘list of issues’

AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano

Pope visits children’s hospital

Pope Benedict XVI brings toys, books and sweets for children at Rome’s Gemelli hospital

A girl pictured on the day of her first Holy Communion (CNS/Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)

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