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The Cathedral of Mdina, Malta, decorated for the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul (courtesy of the New Liturgical Movement)

One of the glories of the Triduum is the long and silent adoration at the Altar of Repose. One of its miseries is the attempt by misguided people to fill in the silence

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/04/11

Morning Catholic must-reads: 20/04/11

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A supporter of Pakistani religious party Jamaat-i-Islami attends a rally to condemn the ban imposed on the burqa or veil in France (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Is it too much to suggest that at the heart of the Western manner of dress is a reverence for the face, and that this springs from a religious impulse?

Archbishop Martin says Irish-American sentimentalism is incomprehensible: but it’s dangerous too

It hasn’t just been about singing ‘Danny Boy’: in Ulster it’s meant death and destruction

Mgr Keith Newton annoints a candidate's head with chrism (Photo: The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham)

The ordinariate is really happening

Last night saw the first receptions of groups into the ordinariate

Archbishop-elect George Stack of Cardiff (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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Pope John Paul II with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger in 1979

Why a new play about Pope John Paul II offers an original, thought-provoking perspective on the man who became pope

Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he arrives to celebrate Palm Sunday Mass in St Peter's Square (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn at the launch of YouCat on St Peter's Square (AP Photos)

Why, by now, haven’t we learned the huge importance of accurate translation?

Catechumens pictured at St Ignatius Cathedral in Shanghai (CNS photo)

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