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Anna Arco

Anna Arco

Anna Arco is chief feature writer for the Catholic Herald.

Record number of people to be received into the Church at Easter

Fr Keith Newton, who leads the ordinariate, at Westminster Cathedral during the Rite of Election (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Over 4,700 took part in Rite of Election ceremonies in dioceses around England and Wales, including about 800 members of the ordinariate

Man vows to fast on beer during Lent

Blogger and home brewer J Wilson says he is drawn to the 'rich history' of beer

An American blogger has promised to follow the tradition of Bavarian monks who drank only strong beer during Lent

Parishes will be asked to buy ‘interim’ Missals in September

A copy of the new English translation of the Roman Missal (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Priests will use ‘cheap but worthy’ interim Missals for three months after the new Order of Mass is introduced but before the full Missal is published

Don’t rub off your ashes, urges bishop

People pray during an Ash Wednesday service at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York (CNS photo/Gregory Shemitz)

Bishop Kieran Conry says wearing of ashes is a ‘wonderful’ chance for people to show their commitment to Christ

‘We want to be outward-looking’

Fr Newton: ‘I miss Africa so much. It was a fantastic experience. Of course there were frustrations. Nothing got done really’

The head of the world’s first ordinariate tells Anna Arco that the new structure will have a powerful missionary drive

Bishops’ liturgy official: English priests will adapt to new translation

The new translation of the Roman Missal as presented to Pope Benedict XVI (Photo: CNS)

Secretary of liturgy committee says new text won’t provoke the same negative reactions in Britain as in Ireland and America

As a young priest Benedict XVI ‘called for the Church to investigate priestly celibacy’

In 1970 Fr Joseph Ratzinger signed a petition that suggested the Church re-examine the obligation of priestly celibacy, according to a German newspapaer

Pope endorses online social networking

The World Youth Day Facebook page (Photo: CNS)

Networks such as Facebook are tools for preaching the Gospel, Pope Benedict XVI says in message for World Communications Day

Priests ordained to the world’s first ordinariate

Archbishop Vincent Nichols with the first clergy of the world's first Personal Ordinariate (Photo: James Bradley)

Archbishop Vincent Nichols preaches at ordination Mass: Full text of his homily

Pope Benedict establishes world’s first ordinariate

Pope Benedict at the Wednesday weekly Audience   (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Rome issues historic decree creating ordinariate of England and Wales