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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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Migrants sit and take some rest on the tiny island of Lampedusa, Italy. Italy warned that it was facing a humanitarian and refugee crisis

Or does it provide the answer to the growing discontent with mass migration in Europe?

Pope John Paul II attends an interreligious encounter in Assisi, Italy, in 1986

The Devil’s Advocate has a necessary task but the late Pope’s virtues outweigh his faults and errors of judgement

A copy of the Borgianus Latinus, a missal for Christmas made for Pope Alexander VI  (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

In the past books were objects of beauty and made to last, that art has been lost