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Pope Francis waves after the general audience on April 30 (CNS)

During the synod we heard too much about failed marriages and too little about faithful marriages

Pope Francis leaves St Peter's Square after the beatification Mass (AP)

Two-week extraordinary synod of bishops ends with beatification Mass

Paul VI (PA)

The first pope accused of being a Marxist

Paul VI is synonymous with Humanae Vitae, but we have forgotten that he was a revolutionary pontiff in Francis’s mould

Ann Widdecombe is a convert to Catholicism (Photo: Simon Caldwell, St Gabriel News and Media)

The former Catholic MP said that the teaching caused huge distress

File photo of Pope Paul VI greeting children during Rome parish visit in 1968

Humanae Vitae upheld the sanctity of marriage despite opposition from inside and outside the Church

'Natural family planning is a way of spacing births in a family when there is a good reason for doing so'

Simcha Fisher’s Sinner’s Guide is recommended for those faithful to Church teaching on contraception and those who are struggling with it

Pope Paul VI makes his way past bishops during a session of the Second Vatican Council in 1964 (CNS)

Pope Paul VI’s beatification will be an opportunity to re-discover his teaching, which willl do us a world of good

Young woman greets Pope John Paul II during event with youths in 2004 (CNS)

He re-established the simple but immense fact of the Church’s authority to declare the objective truth of Catholic doctrine

Blessed John Paul II will be canonised on April 27 (CNS)

Ahead of his canonisation, it is a timely moment to reflect on how Blessed John Paul has inspired us

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