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Bishop Bernard Fellay with newly ordained SSPX priests in 2009 (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/12/11

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

One of Christopher Hitchens’s best quoted passages suggests that, though a brilliant orator, he misunderstood Christian theology

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

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

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 20/12/12

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

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It’s all so outdated, now the research shows how much more stable marriage is than cohabitation

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 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

Pilgrims in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Madrid World Youth Day (Photo: PA)
The Pope, last Sunday CNS photo/Paul Haring

Gaudete Sunday has returned to the mainstream of Catholicism

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

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