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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?

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/12/11

Benedict XVI waves at the end of a Mass for Latin America at St Peter's Basilica last night (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The CNS says the new Missal is the religious story of the year. Well, there’s plenty of competition: but for Catholics at least, they’re surely right

The first Eucharistic Prayer in a copy of the new Roman Missal (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

The Mass, after all is the most important thing in our lives: and the old translation wasn’t remotely accurate

Should priests be firmer with non-practising Catholics?

Archbishop Martin says that cultural Catholics should have the maturity to leave the Church altogether if they do not believe in it (Photo: CNS)

Priests vary on how they respond to requests for baptisms or church weddings from Catholics who do not go to Mass

When should you put up your Christmas tree?

A large Christmas tree CNS photo/Paul Haring

And why we should encourage children to make their own cribs

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/12/11

The faithful listen to the Angelus in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP Photo)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the essence of what evangelisation should be about

Candles decorated with images of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Photo: CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register

The conversion of Mexico was the single most successful mission undertaken by the Catholic Church. Why did it succeed when others failed?

I still think Archbishop Nichols is wrong about civil unions. But we need to be fair: there’s no way ‘he would make a good Anglican’

Archbishop Nichols is grilled by Stephen Sackur on the BBC's Hardtalk programme (Photo: BBC)

A Catholic liberal just isn’t the same thing as an Anglican one