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Are Catholics still energised and renewed by the trip or has the momentum already been lost?

The US bishops’ conference is a model for the Church everywhere – if only our bishops followed it

Archbishop Faustino Sainz Muñoz is likely to retire before the end of the year after suffering a stroke in May

A World Youth Day here in 2012 or 2013 would build on the momentum of the Benedict bounce

And, if so, how long will it last?

Cardinal Keith O’Brien: ‘You have reassured us that Christianity is alive and well in our countries’