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Pope Francis at last October's extraordinary synod (CNS)

Five cardinals are among the signatories to a petition organised by Catholic student association TFP Student Action

In the past Catholics didn’t think 
of marriage as a ‘vocation’ [CNS]

A great Catholic marriage revolution

Most people haven’t realised that the way Catholics speak about married life has changed dramatically. But after this October’s family synod they certainly will

Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney congratulates a couple on the renewal of their wedding vows outside St Mary's Cathedral (CNS)

Archbishop Fisher made the comments at a Marriage Mass in Sydney

'There is no true substitute for marriage. It is God’s invention, after all' (Photo: CNS)

In the last of a four-part look ahead to October’s synod, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith says the synod can help marriage, but not by relaxing Church rules

Catholics in the Philippines greet Pope Francis during his visit to the country (CNS)

A presidential official has said that same-sex marriage by Filipinos in a foreign country will not be recognised in the Philippines.

A young girl smiles as she embraces Pope Francis during an audience for families participating in the pastoral conference of the Diocese of Rome in St Peter's Square (CNS)

Francis spoke to a group of parents at the annual pastoral conference of the Diocese of Rome

Archbishop Eamon Martin (Photo: PA)

Three-quarters of a million no voters are hardly irrelevant, says Archbishop Eamon Martin

Bishop Mark Davies

Video features Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury

Pope Francis reaches for a zucchetto thrown by someone in the crowd as he leaves his general audience in St Peter's Square (CNS)

The Pope says there is no such thing as an ‘express marriage’

A No vote is counted during last week's referendum on same-sex marriage in Ireland (PA)

In light of the Irish referendum result, the faithful must charitably but firmly engage in robust public debates on marriage, family and society