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Debate: Is the new Mass translation worth all the bother?

The new translation of the Mass, as presented to Pope Benedict XVI (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Will it enhance the liturgical life of the Church, or is it just a lot of extra hassle for priests?

Bishop Conry and Bishop Hollis have just proved how wrong I can be

Pope Benedict XVI pictured with the bishops of England and Wales at St Mary's, Oscott, Birmingham (Photo: PA)

The papal visit, says one, is an ‘outpouring of grace’; the ordinariate, says the other, a ‘journey of faith’: not what I would have predicted

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Cristine del Campo works on the Facebook site of World Youth Day at the headquarters of the international youth gathering in Madrid (CNS photo)

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Cardinal Lubomyr Husar of Lviv, Ukraine (CNS photo by Bob Roller)

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Pope Benedict XVI, flanked by Archbishop James Harvey, left, and by Mgr Georg Gänswein, is pictured during today's general audience (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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The old ICEL translation weakened reverence for the Mass: the new one will help rebuild it

Pope Benedict XVI raises the Eucharist at Bellahouston Park, Scotland (Photo: CNS)

The new translation is more faithful and more beautiful: these are words which will sink into the soul

Pentecostals are quietly thriving in Jerusalem

Icons are displayed in a shop window in Jerusalem's Old City (Photo: AP)

The Alliance Pentecostal church is acquiring new converts each month

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Members the Congregation for Catholic Education are pictured during the Pope's address at the Vatican yesterday

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And now, ARCIC III: isn’t it time to bring this ecumenical farce to an end?

Pope Benedict XVI and Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, sign a joint declaration in 2006 (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

The forthcoming discussions will be an expensive freebie that achieves nothing

Christians must believe in the reality of hell as well as heaven

Anthony Hopkins stars as an exorcist in the forthcoming film The Rite

Parents should be wary of secular books, like the Harry Potter series, that deal with the occult