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Anna Arco

Anna Arco

Anna Arco is chief feature writer for the Catholic Herald.

Today, for the first time, Benedict XVI is entering the land of the Reformation

President Christian Wulff, right, and Chancellor Angela Merkel welcome Benedict XVI at Tegel airport this morning (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

His trip to Germany this week is his first foray as Pope outside Germany’s Catholic strongholds

Institute of Christ the King to take over landmark Wirral church

An ordination Mass for the Institute of Christ the King

The institute’s first ever church in England and Wales will be a centre for traditional sacraments

St Patrick’s Soho Square: a quiet beacon radiating hope through the heart of London

St Patrick's during the last stages of the renovation

After being closed for a year for a £3million renovation, St Patrick’s Soho Square emerges from the rubble ready for the New Evangelisation

Daily Readings: May 29 – June 4

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Bishops consider reinstating some Holy Days

Horsemen ride through St Peter’s Square on the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6. In England the feast was celebrated on January 2 (CNS)

Ascension Thursday and Feast of the Epiphany may be moved back to their traditional dates

The great forward march of the reform of the reform

Cardinal Antonio Canizares-Llovera celebrating Mass (Photo: CNS)

Pope Benedict has said the objective of Conciliar reform was not to change the rite and texts of the liturgy but to renew the sense of Paschal Mystery

John Paul II is blessed!

Faithful cheer as they crowd St. Peter's square at the beatification of Pope John Paul II (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Benedict XVI has beatified the late Pope John Paul II in Rome today

‘Beatification is about holiness, not a reward for being a good pope’

Archbishop Nichols at this year's Easter Vigil in Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The full text of our interview with Archbishop Vincent Nichols ahead of the beatification of Pope John Paul II

Royal wedding shows Britain still cares about marriage, says archbishop

Prince William makes his vows to Miss Kate Middleton    Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Archbishop of Westminster says both wedding and beatification of John Paul II celebrate a love that comes from God

Ordinariate comes to life in Holy Week

Mgr Newton, the Ordinary, with newly received members of the ordinariate at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark                            © Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham

Nearly 1,000 members of new ordinariate start life as Catholics after Holy Week receptions