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Children need mothers and fathers

The question of what children might want has been largely ignored in the debate over marriage

Supporters of same-sex marriage gather outside Parliament in London (PA)

Archbishops say new law ‘heralds a profound social change’

Ben Summerskill receiving an OBE in 2009 (Johnny Green/PA)

In the first of our interviews with prominent critics of the Church, the Stonewall chief executive explains his views on same-sex marriage, the adoption agencies and Soho Masses

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone: concerned about American democracy (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Archbishop says ruling on California’s marriage act undermines the law

Protesters outside the Supreme Court building in Washington earlier this year (CNS)

DOMA ruled unconstitutional while initiative barring same-sex marriage in California sent to lower courts

Protesters against same-sex marriage in Paris last month (AP)

Resistance against law continues in France

The Archbishop of Canterbury said he regularly deals with he dealt with issues of child sex abuse  (PA)

The contribution of the Anglican bishops was feeble: what are they there for?

The House of Lords  rejected Lord Dear's wrecking amendment by 390 votes to 148 (Photo: PA)

Protection for religious organisations and individuals is imperative, bishops insist

The Pope prays at the tomb of Blessed John XXIII yesterday evening (AP)

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Fiona Bruce MP sponsored the Ten Minute Rule Bill (PA)

A new booklet written by a recently deceased priest shows us how