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Celebrating the Ascension on a Sunday is a sad sign of creeping secularisation in the Church

The Ascension depicted at St Peter and Paul church in Mauren, Liechtenstein (CNS)

We are witnessing the disappearance of the concept of sacred time

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/05/12

Pope Benedict is pictured at the Regina Caeli at the Vatican yesterday (AP)

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Here we go again: another supposedly ‘Catholic’ US university honours a prominent anti-Catholic. But why are we all so surprised?

Former US House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks at Georgetown University (AP)

And why are secularised institutions still allowed by the Church to describe themselves as ‘Catholic’?

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/05/12

Cardinal Kurt Koch, centre (CNS)

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The Catholic Church is not a place for respectable people

Britain Hilary Mantel

As Mother Teresa of Calcutta showed, the Church is for the unloved and the rejected

A turbulent priest goes on the warpath against the ‘bad masters’ of the Italian Catholic Church

Cardinal Ravasi (CNS)

A monk, two popular priests and even a Vatican cardinal have felt the wrath of an Opus Dei scholar

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/05/12

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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It is now time to undo the injustice bishops are doing to too many priests, falsely accused of child abuse and now vindicated, but still torn from their priesthood

Or do they care more for protecting themselves than for the exercise of common decency?

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Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the Society of St Pius X (CNS)

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The Sisters who cheer on Melinda Gates’s birth control campaign seem eager to drop Church teaching for their own ‘core values’

Melinda Gates (PA photo)

The statement by the Ursuline Sisters of Dallas is a hotchpotch of vagueness