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You cannot be true to Church teachings and hope to be ‘respectable’

The late Cardinal Hume was presented with the Order of Merit by the Queen (Photo: PA)

Cardinal Hume was wrong to seek respectability within the English Establishment

The 400th anniversary of the King James Bible exposes the banality of the version we are stuck with

A first edition of the King James Bible (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)

Do we really have to continue reading the tone-deaf, flat-footed Jerusalem Bible at Mass?

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/01/11

Benedict XVI baptises a baby in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday (AP Photo/Osservatore Romano)

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

Is a new departure in Christian-Muslim relations unfolding in Egypt, this Orthodox Christmas Day?

An Egyptian Coptic Christian lights candles during Christmas Mass held at the St. Marc and the Virgin Mary Coptic church,in Lebanon  (AP Photo / Bilal Hussein)

Certainly something very striking is going on: are there here, really, reasons for hope?

Debate: Should married former Anglicans be allowed to become priests?

A former Episcopalian priest kisses his wife after his ordination to the Catholic priesthood (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

As an ordinariate looks set to be established by next week, the debate about married priests reopens

Shakespeare did write Lear; what is more, he was a Catholic

A detail from a painting believed to be an authentic image of the writer made from life. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Sir Derek Jacobi is wrong to think that Shakespeare could not have written his own plays; the greatest poet and dramatist of all times was an Englishman and a Catholic

Morning Catholic must-reads: 07/01/10

Pope Benedict XVI is pictured at the Epiphany Mass in St Peter's Basilica yesterday (Pier Paolo Cito/AP/Press Association Images)

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

Ten stories that are likely to define the coming year

Egyptian Muslims and Christians in Cairo protest against the bombing of a Coptic church in Alexandria (AP Photo/Ahmed Ali)

The Catholic Herald predicts the big stories of 2011

Is it wrong to see a spiritual dimension in the unfolding drama of the Ashes?

The England team celebrates during the fifth Ashes Test at Sydney Cricket Ground (Photo: PA)

After all, the mighty are being put down from their seats and the humble exalted

We are all going to die – that’s why we are Catholic

Pope Benedict XVI bows towards the Eucharist (Photo: CNS)

Liturgy must draw us towards the world beyond, says Fr John Zuhlsdorf. That’s how we can wake up our faith