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How the Ordinariate could influence liturgical developments in the Catholic mainstream

Mgr Keith Newton, the head of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham celebrating Mass

Traditional liturgical language will be part of the Anglican patrimony; and one day, we might be able to use it, too

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Italian Police and Coast Guard officers carry an injured refugee as he arrives on the Italian island of Lampedusa (CNS photo/Vincenzo Tersigni, Reuters)

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The case of Adolf Eichmann shows that the death penalty can be just

Adolf Eichmann is flanked by guards in the Jerusalem courtroom where he was tried for war crimes (AP Photo)

His crimes were of the gravest nature; his life was an affront to the families of those who died in the Holocaust

Debate: Is it important for churches to be beautiful?

St Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow will be consecrated on Sunday

Or is an obsession with beauty immoral?

The way we treat the dead in Britain is abominable

Members of the Royal British Legion lower their standards as the coffin of Corporal Stephen McKee arrives at Wootton Bassett (Ben Birchall/PA Wire)

You are standing on the pavement and you spot a funeral procession. What do you do?

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/04/11

A woman walks past soldiers loyal to Alassane Ouattara (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 06/04/11

Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he leaves at the end of the general audience this morning (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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To call the Pope’s meeting at Assisi a betrayal of the faith is an utter absurdity

Pope Benedict XVI speaks at a meeting of religious leaders at St Mary's University College Chapel in Twickenham, London (Toby Melville/PA Wire)

It’s about building ‘fraternity and peace’: anything wrong with that?

Rationalists ought to be very annoyed by exorcist movies

Anthony Hopkins stars in The Rite (courtesy of New Line Cinema)

The American Gothic – from The Exorcist to Scooby Doo – deals with the shadows that have not been banished by the Enlightenment

Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/04/11

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, are pictured at a joint service yesterday (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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