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A postcard of John Paul II is displayed at a shop in Rome near the Vatican (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/01/11

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

Fr Marcus Stock, general secretary of the Catholic bishops' conference, says that the ordinariate will need a 'principal church' where the ordinary is based (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

But they cannot: this is an idea whose time has come

Benedict XVI speaks during this morning's general audience

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 12/01/11

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

Pope Benedict XVI delivers his annual 'state of the world' address to diplomats yesterday (AP Photo/Alessia Pierdomenico, Pool)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 11/01/11

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

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

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?

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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/01/11

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

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?

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

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