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Cardinal Vincent Nichols will participate in the Synod in October in Rome (PA)

The cardinal was responding to a letter signed by almost 500 priests

Pope Francis, cardinals and cardinal-designates pray before a meeting in the synod hall at the Vatican (CNS)

Priests says that doctrine and practice must ‘remain firmly and inseparably in harmony’

Pope Francis at the extraordinary synod in October (CNS)

Document includes 46 questions for national bishops’ conferences around the world

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope Francis has given an exclusive interview to the Argentine daily La Nacion

Bishops and cardinals  at the family synod (CNS)

Join the discussion on the family synod’s mid-term report

A bride smiles during the joint wedding ceremony in St Peter's last month (AP)

The blogosphere has been ignited by the synod on the family

Cardinal Gerhard Muller pictured earlier this year (CNS)

He really does believe that we cannot, in his words, use Church doctrine ‘as we please’

Pope Francis (PA)

Statement from Rome says ‘consequences relating to the teaching of the Church’ should not be inferred from private conversation with Argentine woman

Cardinal Walter Kasper (CNS)

The cardinal’s case is based on a doubtful interpretation of a tiny number of texts