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Mgr Keith Newton distributes Communion during the first public Ordinariate Use Mass at the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory in October (Dylan Parry/ordinariate Flickr photostream)

Where Cranmer was deliberately ambiguous in his language, the CDW has removed his ambiguities: in this context, you might suppose he never apostasised

Archbishop Konrad Krajewski distributes rosaries in St Peter's Square (Photo: PA)

It is easier to shuffle papers about charitable giving than to take to the streets and seek out the needy

King Mohammed VI addresses the Moroccan  parliament (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/12/13

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

Nelson Mandela, who died at the age 95 earlier today (Photo: PA)

The South African hero shows that even the secular world needs its saints

A scene from Of Gods and Men (CNS)

A timely moment to see Of Gods and Men

in the light of the taking of 12 nuns in Syria, Xavier Beauvois’ film about the assassination of Tibhirine is more powerful than ever

Author EL James poses with her erotic novel, 50 Shades of Grey (PA)

No great novelist should have to resort to explicit sex scenes

Christians celebrate Holy Cross Day in Ma'loula in 2009 (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 05/12/13

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

Simon Reeve

His new BBC series resists the contemporary habit of dismissing everything religious as either valueless or meaningless

Francis at this morning's general audience in St Peter's Square (AP)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 04/12/13

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

The John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford (PA)

Campaigning against abortion leaves Catholics open to hostility, but that’s more reason to take up the placards and join a prayer-vigil