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Bishop Davies: pre-nups will undermine marriage

Bishop says agreements would invite couples to prepare for divorce

Irish bishops won’t release survey results

Vatican ordered worldwide survey on ‘Pastoral Challenges in the Family’ ahead of synod

Pope backs us on Communion for the remarried, says German official

Freiburg spokesman says local Church has authority to issue new guidelines

Family breakdown should be a concern to us all, irrespective of our religious beliefs

The Church used to discuss this important subject a great deal, but in recent times the talking has stopped

Vatican official reaffirms teaching on divorced and remarried Catholics

Archbishop Müller says case for the admission of remarried divorcees to the sacraments ‘misses the mark’

How are children affected by divorce? The BBC screens a surprisingly heartfelt appraisal

I watched Mum and Dad are Splitting Up with some trepidation, but it proved to be a candid and emotional documentary

We should respect minority religious laws, Muslim, Jewish or Hindu: but only if they accept our over-arching tradition of liberty under the law of England

Sharia law is in some respects incompatible with English law: where they clash, English law should prevail

‘Why is the Church so hard-hearted as to refuse Holy Communion to remarried divorcees?’

The BBC asked me this twice in one morning. And the reason is simple: it’s a matter of obedience. Nobody said being a Catholic was easy