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Fish and Chips (Photo: PA)

The bishops’ decision to reintroduce the Catholic custom of Friday penance is a weekly reality check

Bloggers, including Hilary White, left, meet at an Irish bar in Rome (CNS/Paul Haring)

At least we can be united on life issues

The front of the compound in Abbottabad where al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was killed (CNS photo)

As Christians we should pray for his soul

Ronald Reagan and his wife meet John Paul II at the Vatican in 1982 (AP Photo)

The US leader, dismissed initially as a B-grade movie star, was a great pro-life president

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge exchange rings during their marriage ceremony (CNS photo/Dominic Lipinski, pool via Reuters)

The monarchy has great symbolic power: the royal couple could set a standard about the purpose and meaning of matrimony

A Passion play in Panama (Press Association Images)

What does the cry of the people baying for blood during Christ’s Passion really mean?

Pope John Paul II with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in 1979

Why a new play about Pope John Paul II offers an original, thought-provoking perspective on the man who became pope

Pope John Paul II attends an interreligious encounter in Assisi, Italy, in 1986

The Devil’s Advocate has a necessary task but the late Pope’s virtues outweigh his faults and errors of judgement

An altar copy of the new Mass translation CNS

Instead of huffing and puffing about the new English translation of the Mass, priests should instruct their parishioners on why it is a good thing

Adolf Eichmann is flanked by guards in the Jerusalem courtroom where he was tried for war crimes (AP Photo)

His crimes were of the gravest nature; his life was an affront to the families of those who died in the Holocaust