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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

Belgian lawyers Walter Van Steenbrugge and Christine Mussche arrive at a press conference in Ghent yesterday (CNS photo/Eric Vidal, Reuters)

Belgian bishops have agreed to compensate victims even if the statute of limitations has run out

People light candles to mark World Aids Day in Kathmandu, Nepal (CNS Photo/Navesh Chitrakar)

Western governments are refusing to accept that condoms are ineffective in curbing the disease, according to Catholic Truth Society report

Cardinal Burke is one of the highest-placed officials at the Vatican (CNS photo)

The cardinal was told that speaking at a conference organised by orthodox group Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice would be divisive