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Or should they only intervene when they have the weight of the Magisterium behind them?

Servers bow during a Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Latin rite at the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Two years ago a letter from Ecclesia Dei said female servers in the EF was allowable, if not recommended

Dr Rowan Williams says the Coalition Government is introducing radical, long-term policies 'for which no one voted' (PA photo)

That’s a nuisance; it means that our own bishops will now be cautious when they ought to speak out

Placido Domingo performs in a production of Simon Boccanegra at the Staatsoper in Berlin (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

If so, this is bad news for all of us

The first members of the Personal Ordinariate are ordained in Westminster Cathedral in January (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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Hungary's justice minister Tibor Navracsics speaks in the country's Parliament building about the new constitution (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

The post-Communist country has grasped what is fundamental: a respect for life

Child evacuees from Fukushima Prefecture  arrive at their new evacuation shelter last March (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, poses with the 400-year-old King James Bible (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

Both translations seek to avoid “Gas Board English” and create a suitable language to express transcendent truths

Blackfriars' chapel in Oxford, where later this month an Evensong and Benediction will be celebrated by the Oxford ordinariate group. Photo: Br Lawrence Lew, OP
Pope Benedict XVI is driven through the crowd gathered for today's weekly general audience (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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