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Bishops’ briefing on same-sex marriage Bill: full text

Here we publish the bishops’ conference briefing in full

Six things to pray for in 2013

Ireland, marriage, Parliament, Pope Benedict XVI and atheists all need our prayers in 2013, says Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.

Is it too late to save marriage?

The census showed a disturbing trend away from the institution

Congratulations to the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. Today they mark 65 years of marriage

They are an example to follow but also a splendid and royal rebuke to our times

Two women and a man enter a civil partnership in Brazil

Sao Paulo notary said she could find no ‘legal impediment’ to the union

Religious leaders must join forces to defend marriage

Cardinal O’Brien has set up a commission to support marriage; the Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks, meanwhile, says it lifts humanity ‘from biology to poetry’

The gay marriage debate has made us evaluate what marriage is for

Perhaps an unintended consequence of this saga is that it has made us appreciate marriage more

Having children is not for dummies

In comparison, being prime minister is a piece of cake

Unregistered weddings, or cohabitation with a religious blessing, are a legal minefield

I am pretty sure that a wedding without any civil registration is illegal from the point of view of canon law

Knowing that death and judgment are round the corner tends to put our relationships into perspective

Research suggests an awareness of death can reduce divorce rates. I can well believe it