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Pilgrims in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the Madrid World Youth Day (Photo: PA)
An image from the bishops' conference Come Home for Christmas campaign

Debate: Why do Catholics lapse?

Is it primarily the fault of the Church or of the Catholics who have left it?

Schoolgirls holding sections of images of St Thérèse and St John Bosco (Photo: Phil Rennie)

Bishop blesses new buildings

Bishop Kieran Conry opens new Maths and English facility at St Teresa’s School in Effingham, Dorking

David Cameron has been told not to tolerate churches that turn away gay and lesbian couples who wish to marry (PA photo)

Conservative MP for Portslade and Hove has ‘over-stepped the mark’, says Bishop Kieran Conry

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster, Archbishop Peter Smith of Southwark and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, are pictured at a joint service yesterday (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

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Bishop Kieran Conry is shown with, centre, Patrick Lee and Barbara High. Fr Ian Byrnes is visible in the background on the left of the picture

Reward for faithful service

Two parishioners of the Holy Redeemer church in East Sussex have been presented with the Benemerenti medal and certificate from Pope Benedict XVI

People pray during an Ash Wednesday service at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York (CNS photo/Gregory Shemitz)

Bishop Kieran Conry says wearing of ashes is a ‘wonderful’ chance for people to show their commitment to Christ

Pope Benedict XVI pictured with the bishops of England and Wales at St Mary's, Oscott, Birmingham (Photo: PA)

The papal visit, says one, is an ‘outpouring of grace’; the ordinariate, says the other, a ‘journey of faith’: not what I would have predicted

Benedict XVI waves as he leaves Oscott College in Birmingham (Photo: PA)

Bishop of Arundel and Brighton says Catholics are still talking about the papal visit and ‘the outpouring of grace that was witnessed’

Cardinal Lubomyr Husar of Lviv, Ukraine (CNS photo by Bob Roller)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 10/02/11

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