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The sisters will follow the Rule of St Benedict (Photo: Fr James Bradley)

The sisters will be received into the Ordinariate; their avoidable expulsion from their convent has been a heavy price to pay

Why do Catholics become Anglicans?

We must take a leaf out of the evangelicals’ book in trying to attract people back to Catholic churches

Conservative leader David Cameron meets Pope Benedict at Archbishop’s House, Westminster (Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

Cameron has left the Church floundering

Robin Harris says that the Conservative Party and the Catholic Church in Britain have never enjoyed anything more than fleeting alliances

Parliament can insist on women bishops in the Church of England (Photo: PA)

If anyone doubted the Erastianism of the C of E, Frank Field has now proved it

The first three members of the world's first ordinariate: Fr Keith Newton, Fr Andrew Burnham and Fr John Broadhurst (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith announces the establishment of the world’s first personal ordinariate

Archbishop Nichols speaks during today's ordination Mass at Westminster Cathedral (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The Archbishop of Westminster preached at the ordination of three former Anglican bishops who have become the members of the world’s first ordinariate

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)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/01/11

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

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

On littleness and the liturgy

A meditation on Anglicanorum Coetibus and related matters

They have prayed together under hostile pressure; now they can stay together

The Ellesmere Manuscript: Chaucer's "povre persoun" embodies the medieval pastoral ideal

The Catholic Church in England has lost a precious tradition: of ministering to everyone living within the parish boundary