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Leader of ordinariate has papal audience

Mgr Keith Newton, Cardinal William Levada and Bishop Alan Hopes meet the Pope at the Vatican last Friday                                      (Photo courtesy of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham)

Mgr Keith Newton met Pope Benedict XVI last week in a private audience at the Vatican

Maynooth seminary will not be closing, says president

Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York is leading the visitation of Ireland's seminaries (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

Mgr Hugh Connolly says reports alleging that the seminary may close are ‘without foundation’

Sir Anthony Hopkins: I couldn’t be an atheist

Anthony Hopkins stars as an exorcist in the forthcoming film The Rite (CNS photo/Warner Bros.)

The star of The Rite tells the Catholic Herald that being an atheist must be like living ‘in a closed cell with no windows’

Vatican praises Lancaster document on diaconate

Deacons being ordained at Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Document issued by Bishop Michael Campbell says deacon is priest’s ‘closest collaborator’

Bishops give £70,000 to mental health projects

Bishop Richard Moth, the bishop responsible for mental health (Photo: Mazur)

Bishops distribute money from Day for Life collections of 2008 and 2009

English and Welsh vocations rise to highest level in a decade

New seminarians at Allen Hall, Chelsea, with Archbishop Vincent Nichols

This year 56 men entered seminary in England and Wales

Papal visit inspires Catholic-Humanist discussions

The New Humanist was critical of the papal visit to Britain

London meeting follows ‘rowdy’ public debate

Archbishop appointed to implement US ordinariate

Archbishop Wuerl will be in charge of setting up the US ordinariate (Photo: PA)

Archbishop Wuerl has been appointed to lead efforts to establish an Anglican Ordinariate in the US

Pope ‘could visit Ireland in 2012′

Martin McGuinness, right, with First Minister Peter Robinson and Taoiseach Brian Cowen (Photo: PA)

Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland deputy first minister, says he has ‘grounds’ to believe a visit may happen

Every parish to receive image and candle blessed by the Pope

William Holman Hunt's Light of the World, together with a lantern designed to go with the painting (Photo: PA)

Bishops’ conference to send out 3,000 images and candles as a legacy of the visit