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Family synod: proposals to come in 2015

The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will meet at the Vatican in October

Synod document cites cultural and economic threats to family

Topics in working document include some of the most controversial areas of Church teaching on the family

Parents who don’t love their children should not be criminalised

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

‘Abyss’ between Church teaching and many family situations must be bridged, says cardinal

Cardinal Kasper tells Vatican Radio he supports ‘a realistic application of doctrine to the current situation’

Cardinals say synod on family will seek to balance truth with God’s mercy

Cardinals Nichols and Napier speak after meetings with Pope Francis in Rome

Pope Francis issues letter to families ahead of extraordinary synod

Pontiff calls for prayers ahead of meeting of bishops in October

Cardinal Kasper to give speech on family to College of Cardinals

Meeting will focus on preparation for October’s Extraordinary Synod of Bishops

The ‘family’ is not a weird Catholic obsession

The family is vital to our health, wealth, happiness and freedom

16,500 respond to survey on family ahead of Extraordinary Synod

Details of questionnaire responses from Catholics in England and Wales will remain confidential

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