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Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope praises ‘beautiful work of mothers and grandmothers’ during Mass

Cardinal Raymond Burke (CNS)

Cardinal Burke was ridiculed for saying men are repelled by a ‘feminised’ Church. But he grasps that fathers have a huge influence over whether children grow up to be Mass-goers

The US Supreme Court building in Washington (CNS)

The court has accepted petitions from Tennessee, Michigan, Kentucky and Ohio

'Until the rule of law is respected, then places like the Philippines will continue to be corrupt' (PA)

Corruption in the Third World and the break down of family life in the UK contribute to the blight of global poverty

Pope Francis and Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila arrive to celebrate Mass at Manila's cathedral (Photo: CNS)

The Pope was speaking at a meeting with families in Manila

Pope Francis greets a baby at the Vatican earlier this year (CNS)

The Pope baptised 33 infants during a Mass yesterday

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope tells Malawi bishops to focus on families

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis makes remarks in a meeting with diocesan officials and canon lawyers

Cardinal Tagle speaking to Pope Francis at the synod (CNS)

Cardinal says synod was more than a series of discussions on divorce and gay unions

'It's wrong to admit someone in an irregular union to Holy Communion in the first place, and wrong too from a practical point of view'

Next year’s Synod must stick to the current teaching and resist harmful innovation