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It’s all so outdated, now the research shows how much more stable marriage is than cohabitation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

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

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

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?

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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/12/11

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