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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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 06/01/11

Pope Benedict XVI greets mothers and babies during a visit to the Rome Gemelli hospital (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano, ho)

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

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 05/01/11

Pope Benedict XVI gives his blessing during his weekly general audience today. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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

The ordinariate is happening, at an unprecedented pace

Three former Anglican bishops were received into full communion with the Catholic Church at Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The speed of the operation is possible because of the Pope’s personal knowledge of those involved

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/01/11

A worker seals boxes of documents after a Mass in 2007 marking the conclusion of the initial phase of the Cause of Pope John Paul II in the Basilica of St John Lateran (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

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

My neighbour’s miserable Christmas

Hearing about her experience I made an instant resolution