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Pope Francis waves as he leaves at the end of the family synod (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 27

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Pope Francis talks to Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri in the Vatican synod hall (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 23

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Cardinal Kasper and Cardinal Oullet hold opposing views on Communion for the dicorce and re-married (CNS)

As Mary Eberstadt points out promoting stable marriages makes sound economic sense

Fewer people are getting married, and staying married (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Robert Willett)

As a recently published book shows, the decline in religious faith is intimately linked to a decline in family formation

People attend a protest march against France's legalisation of same-sex marriage in Paris (CNS)

Catholics who oppose change are often informed that they “are on the wrong side of history”

Pope Francis has given his second major interview in 12 days (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/10/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A boy is baptised as his family watches (CNS)

We need a new mission for families, so that parents and would-be parents learn what the Christian vision of family life is all about

Nick Clegg has said the reforms are a "matter of genuine disagreement" for the Coalition (PA)

Nick Clegg has said that proposals to relax rules on how many children nursery staff can look after had been “roundly criticised” by parents, providers and experts.

Pilgrims wait for the start of Mass in central Havana (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 28/03/12

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Crowds surround the Pope as he arrives to celebrate Mass in Silao (CNS)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church