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The new translation of the Mass is a huge success. But why, oh why, are we stuck with the clumsy old version of the Agnus Dei?

The new Mass translation (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

All the same, I am profoundly grateful for what we now have. Never again ‘And also with you’

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/09/11

Nigerian soldiers patrol the streets of Jos after a similar outbreak of violence in 2008 (CNS photo/Akintunde Akinleye, Reuters)

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

The best way of seeing Britain is in front of the TV

Julia Bradbury and Matt Baker, presenters of Countryfile

The BBC takes on the cold and the rain so you don’t have to

The nature of women is to give and nurture life, not destroy it

In Britain the jury is still out on whether women should serve in close combat units (PA photo)

Arguments over women fighting in the armed forces and the legalisation of abortion are linked

Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/09/11

The Pope greets the faithful at yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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

Ten years after 9/11 we Christians have regained our self-confidence

Pope Benedict XVI visits Ground Zero in New York in 2008 (CNS photo/Ettore Ferrari, Reuters)

Under the leadership of Pope Benedict we have slowly regained our footing

The lessons of Nadine Dorries’s bungled attempt to reform abortion rules

The silhouettes of Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

The episode has exposed the cowardice of the Coalition Government

If a Catholic journal publishes an attack on Church teaching, should the CDF have the right to ask it to publish a reply? The National Catholic Reporter thinks not

The dome of St Peter's Basilica: some Catholic theologians have a negative view of Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

 Don’t they believe in intellectual freedom?

Our current ignorance of the Scriptures is a terrible loss to our culture

A scene from the 2007 film adaptation of Beowulf

Knowledge of the Bible gave Anglo-Saxon poetry its resonance and depth

Did you know that it is the Times newspaper’s official view that a creator God doesn’t exist? Neither did I

The Times rolls off the presses (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

To make matters worse, the paper is a starry-eyed Dawkins-supporting organ