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Pope Francis speaks at the general audience this morning (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pontiff urges fathers to ‘waste time’ playing with their offspring in his general audience address

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

What will a society where the minority are brought up in traditional families look like? (PA)

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

Archbishop Nichols at the Citizens UK summit (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Archbishop tells Citizens UK summit the best example a father can give his children is to love and respect their mother

A Father's Day event in texas. More than ever this particular American import is needed (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Karen Warren)

The decline of fatherhood is a shocking tragedy in America and Britain