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Fr Keith Newton is still very cautious about predicting the size of the ordinariate

By the end of the year, the number of parish groups will be more than double the number predicted

Blessed Pope Pius IX (CNS photo)

Pio Nono’s Syllabus Errorum has had an undeservedly bad press: it is still relevant today
 

John Paul II during a visit to Paris in 1980 (Photo: CNS)

His beatification is a declaration of his holiness, not his achievements

Pilgrims at the funeral Mass of John Paul II in St Peter's Square (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

By the time of his death, his greatness had become universally perceived

John Paul II prays at Santa Maria degli Angeli in Assisi with representatives of 12 world religions (AP Photo)

The interfaith pilgrimage to Assisi doesn’t compromise a single Catholic belief

Fr Marcus Stock, general secretary of the Catholic bishops' conference, says that the ordinariate will need a 'principal church' where the ordinary is based (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

But they cannot: this is an idea whose time has come

A first edition of the King James Bible (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)

Do we really have to continue reading the tone-deaf, flat-footed Jerusalem Bible at Mass?

An Egyptian Coptic Christian lights candles during Christmas Mass held at the St. Marc and the Virgin Mary Coptic church,in Lebanon  (AP Photo / Bilal Hussein)

Certainly something very striking is going on: are there here, really, reasons for hope?

The England team celebrates during the fifth Ashes Test at Sydney Cricket Ground (Photo: PA)

After all, the mighty are being put down from their seats and the humble exalted

Three former Anglican bishops were received into full communion with the Catholic Church at Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The speed of the operation is possible because of the Pope’s personal knowledge of those involved