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Now we’re restoring the Friday fast, can we have our Holy Days of Obligation back, too?

Pope Benedict celebrates the feast of Corpus Christi on a Thursday, while in England and Wales it has been moved to Sunday (Photo: CNS)

This year, Twelfth Night will be on day eight: give us a break

Why did the secular press get the pope so wrong about condoms?

A priest skims a copy of Light of the World, a book-length interview of Pope Benedict XVI conducted by the journalist Peter Seewald

They were not helped by the claims of some Catholics that Catholic teaching on sexuality was collapsing

Our bishops are leading the way towards a Big Society

David Cameron alluded to his "Big Society" project in his farewell speech to the Pope in September (Photo: PA)

Their support for Coalition reform is brave and bold. But can it do any good?

Debate: Should the Friday Fast be restored?

A soup of water (Photo: CNS)

Or should it be left up to individual Catholics to observe?

The Pope believes that dialogue with Islam is crucial

Copies of Light of the World in a bookshop in Rome (Photo: PA)

But “dialogue” does not mean we have to water down what we know to be the truth

Let’s move on from condoms. What the Pope said about the priesthood is more interesting

Priests attend Pope Benedict XVI's Mass celebrated outside the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (CNS photo/Stefano Rellandini, Reuters)

Despite the furore over condoms, Light of the World, the book-length interview with Pope Benedict, is about a whole lot more than sex.

Debate: Was the Pope wise to agree to the Peter Seewald interview?

Pope Benedict XVI holds a copy of Light of the World with its author Peter Seewald, left, and Archbishop Rino Fisichella (Photo: PA)

Or should he have listened to Fr Lombardi?

On littleness and the liturgy

Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with Dr Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury during a Mass in Westminster Cathedral Wigglesworth/PA Wire

A meditation on Anglicanorum Coetibus and related matters

Can there be dialogue with Islam without religious freedom?

Supporters of a Pakistani religious group rally in Lahore to condemn the release of a Christian woman Asia Bibi who had been sentenced to death. The banner reads " Death is a punishment for blasphemy in Shariah".

The case of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian sentenced to death for blasphemy, raises the question whether there can be dialogue with Islam if there is no religious freedom

A landmark in the ministry of Pope Benedict XVI

Pope Benedict’s interview with Peter Seewald marks an important moment in the Holy Father’s ministry