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The Government is wasting its time trying to measure happiness

Greta Garbo as Anna Karenina: Tolstoy's novel illustrates that working at an unsatisfactory marriage is usually better than abandoning it

Teaching ‘well-being’ at school is also hard to justify. Children are better off studying great works of literature

In its cautious way, the ordinariate continues to power ahead

Fr Keith Newton is still very cautious about predicting the size of the ordinariate

By the end of the year, the number of parish groups will be more than double the number predicted

Morning Catholic must-reads: 24/01/11

Pope Benedict XVI meets members of the Roman Rota on Saturday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano, HO)

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The call for a new Syllabus of Errors, this time on Vatican II, should be heeded

Blessed Pope Pius IX (CNS photo)

Pio Nono’s Syllabus Errorum has had an undeservedly bad press: it is still relevant today
 

Debate: Has the Church been ‘pathetic’ in the fight against abortion?

Tory MP Nadine Dorries says she feels let down by the churches in the campaign to reform the abortion law

Or would aggressive interventions in politics be counter-productive?

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/01/11

Cardinal William Levada, prefect of the CDF (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

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My encounter with the truly charismatic founder of L’Arche

Jean Vanier, co-founder of L'Arche, pictured in 2002 (Photo: CNS)

For 46 years Jean Vanier has travelled the world spreading a transformative message. Yesterday I saw him at Blackfriars

Pope John Paul was a great pope – but that doesn’t mean he never made mistakes

John Paul II during a visit to Paris in 1980 (Photo: CNS)

His beatification is a declaration of his holiness, not his achievements

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/01/11

Eduardo Verastegui with the award for Outstanding Performance of a Lead Latino Cast in a Motion Picture at the 2008 ALMA Awards (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

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Today’s Catholic must-reads: 19/01/11

Pope Benedict XVI gives his blessing during the weekly general audience at the Vatican today (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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