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Cardinal Donald Wuerl is overseeing the creation of a Personal Ordinariate in America

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A priest hears a confession at the hippodrome in Zagreb, Croatia (CNS photo/Alessia Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

Even preaching about the necessity of confession caused me trouble

Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre, New York, blesses a patient at a hospice in his diocese (CNS photo)

We need a new crusade to fight this secular response and treat vulnerable people with dignity

A Chilean journalist presents a flag signed by the 33 men trapped in the San Jose mine last year. The Pope was greeting participants in the Catholic Press Congress, including Anna, who is pictured at the back

Covering the Church under the guidance of Pope Benedict XVI has been a privilege

Pope Benedict waves at the faithful before a Mass marking the National Day of Croatian Catholic Families (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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The hands of an elderly resident at a nursing home (John Stillwell/PA Wire)

The real solution is that care should be what it claims to be – namely caring

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop Davies is striking a blow for the reform of the reform

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

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Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

After the creation of the Personal Ordinariate there’s not much left to talk about

A painting at St Peter and Paul Church in Mauren, Liechtenstein, depicts the Ascension (CNS photo from Crosiers)

The current Sunday arrangement has not been a great success