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Bishop Ambrose Griffiths led the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Ambrose Griffiths has died aged 82

The Pugin St Cuthbert's chapel (Photo: Alex Ramsay)

Proposal by Durham University offers hope for future of historic estate

Archbishop Nichols with a couple celebrating an anniversary at a thanksgiving Mass for marriage (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Marriage is not just a private arrangement, says Archbishop of Westminster in an address to 500 married couples

Archbishop Nichols talks to another speaker at the conference (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

His view contrasts with those of Dr Rowan Williams, who this week described the Big Society as a ‘painfully stale slogan’

Fr Hunwicke's last blog post

John Hunwicke says he is closing down the blog after being told that his ordination as a priest in the ordinariate has been ‘deferred’

Cardinal Turkson at Blackfriars, Oxford, after delivering the Cardinal John Henry Newman lecture. Photo: Br Lawrence Lew, OP

Faith and reason are in harmony and are not in competition, Cardinal Peter Turkson has said at a lecture in Oxford

Altar servers kneel during Mass in the Extraordinary Form at the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome (CNS photo)

The Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei has clarified that female altar servers are not allowed at Extraordinary Form Masses

Pope Benedict XVI waves as he arrives to celebrate an outdoor Mass in Zagreb's hippodrome (CNS photo/Marko Djurica, Reuters)

Pope tells 400,000 in Zagreb that exemplary Christian families ‘are more necessary and urgent than ever’

Bishop-elect Hugh Gilbert has been abbot at Pluscarden for 19 years (Photo: Paul McSherry)

Benedict XVI appoints Fr Hugh Gilbert, Benedictine abbot of Pluscarden Abbey

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

Next year’s event in Dublin will attract many leading Catholic figures