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The first Eucharistic Prayer in a copy of the new Roman Missal (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)

The Mass, after all is the most important thing in our lives: and the old translation wasn’t remotely accurate

Archbishop Martin says that cultural Catholics should have the maturity to leave the Church altogether if they do not believe in it (Photo: CNS)

Priests vary on how they respond to requests for baptisms or church weddings from Catholics who do not go to Mass

A large Christmas tree CNS photo/Paul Haring

And why we should encourage children to make their own cribs

The faithful listen to the Angelus in St Peter's Square on Sunday (AP Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/12/11

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

Candles decorated with images of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Photo: CNS photo/Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register

The conversion of Mexico was the single most successful mission undertaken by the Catholic Church. Why did it succeed when others failed?

Archbishop Nichols is grilled by Stephen Sackur on the BBC's Hardtalk programme (Photo: BBC)

A Catholic liberal just isn’t the same thing as an Anglican one

Catholic Truth Society's altar missal (this one, in white, was presented to the Pope). Photo: Pierpaolo Finaldi

Not everyone, though, is happy about the new text. For me it brings back a sense of the sacred

Benedict XVI lights the electronic Christmas tree in Gubbio, Italy (CNS)

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St Ambrose, at St Peter's Basilica

We should celebrate St Ambrose, whose understated management skills kept the early church together – and who was the first person to read in silence

Cardinal Maradiaga says the world's climate is 'out of control' (Photo: CNS)

Churchmen who base moral notions on current scientific certainties should remember Galileo