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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

Cardinal O'Brien, Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh (PA photo)

Cardinal O’Brien says repercussions of introducing gay marriage would be immense

Cardinal O'Brien has been accused of 'absurd and inflammatory rhetoric' (PA photo)

It would be a disaster almost impossible to reverse: this is the time to put a stop to it

Bishop Declan Lang of Clifton led a celebration of marriage on February 11. The celebration took place in Clifton Cathedral and was attended by couples in the diocese celebrating a significant wedding anniversary. The bishop presided at the Mass as part of National Marriage Week

Bishop of Clifton presides at Mass attended by couples celebrating significant anniversaries