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Catholic synod gets underway

Austen Ivereigh | 05 October 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: families, marriage, Pope Francis, Synod of Bishops 2015
Pope Francis launches three-week deliberation of marriage and the family in Rome.

Healing a culture which has forgotten how to love

Anthony Fisher and Xavier Rynne II | 05 October 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, families, family values, Synod of Bishops 2015
Sydney's Catholic Archbishop reveals his hopes for the Synod of Bishops in Rome.

Communicating with people with dementia

Denyse O'Leary | 26 Apr 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: communication, dementia, families

Free resources on the Internet that keep people in touch

Denyse O'Leary | 28 Mar 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: education, families, Internet use

Hong Kong: not for families

Marcus Roberts | 05 November 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: families, fertility rate, Hong Kong, population growth

Are cities becoming family-free?

Marcus Roberts | 12 September 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: city life, families, urbanisation
The USA is reversing a centuries old tradition: no longer are cities places for families.

Why are French Women Still Having Babies

Marcus Roberts | 05 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: families, France, government subsidies
The French Government is keeping its lavish subsidies for children and families.

World Congress of Families 2013

Tamara El-Rahi | 19 May 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: families, Sydney, WCF 2013
The Congress's desire for the well-being of the family unit doesn’t change.

Kids from all family backgrounds get teased in school

Frances Kelly | 09 March 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: bullying, families, lesbians, UCLA research

Obama administration wants “strong families”

Carolyn Moynihan | 08 October 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: families, Obama administration
Programmes in the United States that promote marriage or fatherhood have received a new round of funding from the federal government -- nearly $120 million, all up. The funding was begun by President George W Bush.

Britain’s deadbeatest Dad

Zac Alstin | 19 August 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: families, fatherhood, London riots, UK
He’s 34 years old, has 15 children, 13 lovers and no job. What Jamie Cumming’s serial polygamy tells us about the state of the family in Britain.

Will Britain’s PM reform the welfare state?

David Cameron | 17 August 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: families, London riots, UK, welfare state
David Cameron wants to revitalise families, schools and a sense of personal responsibility. Is he impossibly ambitious?

The Brad-y Bunch

Mariette Ulrich | 27 May 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: families, Hollywood
In these days of demographic decline, father of six Brad Pitt gets a tentative thumbs-up for endorsing large families.

Tales from the Dirty War

Michael Cook | 27 September 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: adoption, Argentina, families, genetics
Knowledge of the human genome adds another layer of complication to family relationships.

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