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One cannot be an Anglican and use the Roman Missal – it is one or the other

The Pope visits the parish of St Rita in Cotonou on the second day of his journey to Benin in West Africa (AP Photo/Sandro Bianchi, pool)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 21/11/11

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

Rufus Sewell and Kate Beckinsale star in Cold Comfort Farm, the 1995 adaptation of the novel

Believers ought not to be self-obsessed, but novels are about self-obsession

Heroes like Derek Barrowcliff light up our dark times

Reading the pathologist’s obituary lifted my spirits

A Benetton shop features the Unhate poster campaign (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

And what about a bit more of that ‘uncharacteristic swiftness’?

The new Italian prime minister Mario Monti meets the Pope (AP Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/11/11

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

An image from the bishops' conference Come Home for Christmas campaign

Debate: Why do Catholics lapse?

Is it primarily the fault of the Church or of the Catholics who have left it?

Members of the Community of the Beatitudes in Denver, the first house in the United States (CNS photo by James Baca, Denver Catholic Register)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/11/11

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

Students can apparently no longer enter Downside Abbey without being accompanied by an adult

Monks and other members of staff at Downside are now being treated with caution

The US bishops' new website presents Church teaching on marriage

‘The redefinition of marriage’ is seen as a threat to religious liberty