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Fr Lombardi is wrong: the judgment on crucifixes isn’t about Europe’s Christian roots

A crucifix hangs in a school classroom in Rome (CNS photo/Reuters)

The judges just think that displaying a crucifix is harmless: so why not?

Alice Thomas Ellis: isn’t it time someone wrote her biography?

Alice Thomas Ellis: isn’t it time someone wrote her biography?

She was a highly significant writer, and nearly every important literary person passed through her kitchen

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/03/11

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, left, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches, with Cardinal Emmanuel-Karim Delly of Baghdad (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Why don’t we have more Novus Ordo Masses in Latin?

The Oxford Oratory welcomes the relics of St Thérèse (Photo: catholicrelics.co.uk)

If you want a complete new rite Latin liturgy you have to go either to the very top or bottom of Britain

Anne Boleyn is the historians’ favourite, but her cousin Katherine has the sadder story

Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII and Tamzin Merchant as Katherine Howard in the television series, The Tudors

She was a pawn, not a political player, and no one, it seems, felt sorry for her

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/03/11

Benedict XVI speaks at the church of San Corbiniano on the outskirts of Rome yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Red Nose Day gives millions to those who support abortion: Catholics should boycott it

The London Eye during the launch of Red Nose Day (Ian West/PA)

It is shameful that our bishops refuse to say the same thing

What we can learn from the decline of the Ottoman Empire

A watercolour by Count Amedeo Preziosi: past splendours exert a powerful hold

As in China, the forces of conservatism were too great

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/03/11

Cardinal Kurt Koch (AP Photo/Keystone, Peter Schneider, File)

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Niall Ferguson is wrong to suggest that Christianity stifles scientific enquiry

The Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (probably the most photogenic city in the world). AP Photo/Murad Sezer

Rather, there is plenty that encourages it