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Bishops and cardinals  at the family synod (CNS)

Join the discussion on the family synod’s mid-term report

A bride smiles during the joint wedding ceremony in St Peter's last month (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/09/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

So, Pope Francis, we hear you're going to create female cardinals… (AP)

Remember when the Pope named himself Francis I, backed female cardinals and abolished sin? Neither do we

Francis may develop the insights contained in Humanae Vitae (CNS)

I bet Francis is going to develop Church teaching on birth control at some point in his pontificate

Cardinal Peter Turkson (PA)

‘Homosexuals are not criminals,’ says Ghanaian cardinal

Cardinal Oswald Gracias is one of the Pope's eight closest cardinal-advisers (AP)

One of the Pope’s advisers speaks out after Supreme Court in India restores ban on homosexual acts

A gay rights activist  is kicked as he lies on the ground in front of Moscow 
City Hall

A wave of attacks on gay people is sweeping Russia. and local Church leaders, fearful of western influence, are not addressing it

Ukrainian Catholic leader Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (CNS)

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk says EU is ‘like a teenager … who needs a Christian education’

Bishop Philip Egan (Photo: Mazur)

Bishop Philip Egan condemns Parliament’s “Orwellian attempt to redefine marriage”

The Pope answered questions on the Vatican Bank, women priests and the “gay lobby”