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Fr Keith Newton, the Ordinary, comes across as capable and visionary (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Maybe it’s going to be a tough struggle: but it can only end in one way

American bishops study a draft of the new translation in 2005 (CNS photo)

The battle is virtually over – and the good guys won

Pope Benedict XVI pictured with the bishops of England and Wales at St Mary's, Oscott, Birmingham (Photo: PA)

The papal visit, says one, is an ‘outpouring of grace’; the ordinariate, says the other, a ‘journey of faith’: not what I would have predicted

Pope Benedict XVI raises the Eucharist at Bellahouston Park, Scotland (Photo: CNS)

The new translation is more faithful and more beautiful: these are words which will sink into the soul

Pope Benedict XVI and Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, sign a joint declaration in 2006 (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

The forthcoming discussions will be an expensive freebie that achieves nothing

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, left, talks with Mustafa Ceric, head of the Bosnia Islamic Community (Photo: PA)

We weren’t wrong to begin dialogue, but it seems now to have gone as far as it can

Parliament can insist on women bishops in the Church of England (Photo: PA)

If anyone doubted the Erastianism of the C of E, Frank Field has now proved it

But this time, he was just a little too obvious about it

Sheik Ahmad Mohamed el-Tayeb, president of al-Azhar University in Cairo, is flanked by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, at a conference in Washington DC (Photo: CNS)

If there are any ‘moderate Muslims’ around, let’s hear from them

Thank heaven the Pope seems to understand what it's all about

Me? I am still struggling – what on earth is Facebook?