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An influx of Anglo-Catholics will add to the divisions of the Church

We may be about to witness the first fruits of Pope Benedict’s Anglicanorum coetibus. But not everyone is rejoicing

To the outside world, the Vatican has lumped together child abuse and the ordination of women

To the outside world, the Vatican has lumped together child abuse and the ordination of women

There is a great deal of good in these new norms. If only the Vatican had issued two separate documents

Vatican announces ‘once in a lifetime’ display of Raphael works at the V&A

Raphael tapestries hung in the Sistine Chapel (Photo: Vatican Museums)

Yesterday, for the first time since 1983, the Vatican hung the tapestries on the walls of the Sistine Chapel where they are thought to have originally been located

Morning Catholic must-reads: 15/07/10

Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez (CNS photo/Reuters)

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My memories of Beryl Bainbridge are stamped with her wonderful eccentricity

Beryl Bainbridge at an Oldie party with John Mortimer and Tom Courtenay (Photo: PA)

She was yet another lapsed Catholic estranged by ‘the Spirit of Vatican II’

Debate: Will the papal visit change Britain?

Pope Benedict XVI will be welcomed by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh on Thursday, September 16

Archbishop Nichols and Lord Patten both say it will have a profound, lasting effect on British society

Morning Catholic must-reads: 14/07/10

Vatican Radio towers are seen in a suburb north of Rome (Photo: CNS)

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Fr Ian Ker brings clarity to the question of Newman and his male friends

Cardinal Newman was played by Derek Jacobi in the radio play Gerontius. He came across as fey, self-absorbed and querulous (CNS)

If you caught the Radio 4 play about Newman, you have all the more reason to read this new booklet

Morning Catholic must-reads: 13/07/10

Pope Benedict pictured with the Latin Patriarch (far right)

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Mel Gibson’s traditionalism seems to be feeding his demons

Mel Gibson and his (former) girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva in January (Photo: PA)

You don’t have to be a doctor to know that Mel is in trouble. And his Holy Family Church is not helping