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Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna arrives at the Vatican synod hall (Photo: CNS)

The cardinal says as a child of divorced parents he knows what it is to grow up in a ‘patchwork family’

The African Church is where Vatican II has worked (CNS)

A fully involved laity, a Church permanently in mission, and beautiful singing, the Church here thrives

Bishop Mark Davies

Video features Cardinal Raymond Burke and Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury

The beatification of Pope Paul VI (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

If it comes to a choice between popularity and Truth, we must choose Truth every time

Pope Francis celebrates the opening Mass for the synod in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

The concept of gradualism is as old as Christianity itself

Alice and Jeff Heinzen arrive for the morning session of the synod (CNS)

‘Fundamental truth that marriage is a divine gift from God must be shared’, say US couple

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

Pope Francis referred to the Synod on Marriage and Family at the canonisation ceremony (PA)

Pope Francis’s homily yesterday seemed to be an insight into the upcoming Synod on Marriage and Family