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Universae ecclesiae, Friday Penance, Feast Days

Pope Benedict with the Bishops of England, Wales and Scotland (Photo: Press Association)

It’s a big news day for Catholic geeks with the publication of the Instruction Universae ecclesiae and in Britain the results of the Bishops’ plenary meeting

Debate: Should England’s seminaries teach the Extraordinary Form?

Bishop Edward Slattery celebrates a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form in Washington (CNS photo)

And what exactly constitutes a ‘pastoral need’?

The new nuncio thinks bishops should believe not just in this life but also the next

Archbishop Mennini, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, pictured with Archbishop Nichols of Westminster (Mazur)

Watch this space: if I’m right, that’s the kind of bishop we should now get

Seve Ballesteros’s funeral had a powerful sense of community. I wish we saw more of this in England

Javier Ballesteros carries the ashes of his father Seve Ballesteros accompanied by his sister Carmen (Denis Doyle/Pool/PA Wire)

The funeral was attended not only by golf luminaries but also the ordinary people of the town

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/05/11

Cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum (CNS photo/Paul Jeffrey)

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A Guild of Catholic Bloggers is a terrific idea. Are we really too divided to form one?

Bloggers, including Hilary White, left, meet at an Irish bar in Rome (CNS/Paul Haring)

At least we can be united on life issues

Ordinariate talks stall in Canada

Diaconate ordinations for the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham (Photo: The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham)

As the ordinariate for England, Wales and Scotland makes progress, the TAC’s leader warns it could be the first and ony such structure for former Anglicans in the world

Hans Küng: an ageing enfant terrible going nowhere

Hans Küng is pictured in his office in Tübingen, Germany, in 2008 (CNS photo/Harald Oppitz, KNA)

Even at Vatican II, he was regarded as ‘incendiary, superficial, and polemical’. The contrast with Pope Benedict XVI is stark

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/05/11

Archbishop Thomas Collins is pictured after receiving the pallium in 2007 (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

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The Eurovision Song Contest is an occasion to treasure

Paradise Oskar of Finland performs a global warming-themed song at a Eurovision semifinal this week (AP photo/Martin Meissner)

If you have plans for Saturday, cancel them