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

Newlyweds pose for a photo (Photo: AP)

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

Religious leaders including Lord Sacks address crowds in London (Photo: PA)

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’

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

Babies: worth it CNS photo/Darren Whiteside, Reuters

Having children is not for dummies

In comparison, being prime minister is a piece of cake

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

A couple renew their wedding vows at an anniversary Mass at St Mary's Cathedral in Nebraska (CNS photo)

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

Benedict XVI says the Church has in the past failed to communicate its teaching on marriage

The Coalition’s failure to do anything for marriage only shows how little it cares about the poor

A Russian bride walks through the mist on her wedding day. The Church has an ‘incredibly rich body of teaching’ on marriage

Christopher West says that Catholics need a firm understanding of marriage if they are to resist attempts to alter its meaning