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Keira Knightley was married last month (Photo: PA)

Sincerity not size is what’s important when it comes to marriage ceremonies

Archbishop Vincent Nichols (Mazur)

Archbishop Nichols and Archbishop Smith say the Bill is ‘far more profound than it first appears’

Your wedding doe not have to be as grand as this (PA)

Couples are reluctant to have their big day in this country

Mick and Mairead Philpott who were convicted of manslaughter this week

Multiple marriages are not the norm for Catholics, despite what the Daily Mail says

MPs will debate the Bill at its second reading next Tuesday (Photo: PA)

Here we publish the bishops’ conference briefing in full

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he leaves after celebrating Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on New Year's Day. (Photo: PA)

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.

Gay Marriage Amendment

Is it too late to save marriage?

The census showed a disturbing trend away from the institution

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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’