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Even choosing a Holy Land wine is political

Bethlehem-area Christians gather for a Mass in protest at the separation wall (AP photo)

A proposed separation wall near Bethlehem may jeopardise a famous altar wine produced at the Cremisan Monastery

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Archbishop-designate Charles Brown (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Now we know where we are with Mr Clegg. Marriage, he thinks, is just one among many versions of ‘the family institution’

Nick Clegg delivers the annual Demos Lecture at Westminster Central Hall in London today (Leon Neal/PA Wire)

It’s all so outdated, now the research shows how much more stable marriage is than cohabitation

A courageous writer who questioned everything – except his atheism

Christopher Hitchens, who died last week PETER FOLEY/LANDOV/Press Association Images

Christopher Hitchens was a magnanimous man who had many Christian friends

Evelyn Waugh did not love the splendour of a high Mass but rather a priest’s humble absorption in a low Mass

Evelyn Waugh and his wife pictured in 1950 (Photo: PA)

I like to think he would have approved of Mass in the Ordinary Form, too, now that we have an accurate translation

Bishop Davies knows that we can talk to young people about their immortal souls. Bishop Conry says it can’t be done. Which one should we trust?

Pilgrims in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Madrid World Youth Day (Photo: PA)

There’s a gulf of understanding here: and a choice to be made

Liturgy is a language, and so it must have rules

The Pope, last Sunday CNS photo/Paul Haring

Gaudete Sunday has returned to the mainstream of Catholicism

What Mary Portas can teach us about evangelisation

Mary Portas, with David Cameron Photo: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Like high streets, the Church will have to change to revitalise

The new weekly missal proves yet again what we have known for years: that the CTS is one of the great treasures of the English Church

The Catholic Truth Society's new missals (Photo: Fr Tim Finigan)

The new liturgical dispensation has shown it yet again rising to the challenge

Many Catholics in Britain do not grasp how important and rewarding regular Confession can be

Confessions are heard at World Youth Day in Madrid (Photo: CNS)

Why has the practice dropped off so dramatically here, but not in Italy, say, or Kenya?