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Archbishop-elect McMahon in 2011 (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

In 1999 Fr Malcolm McMahon discussed his student activism and call to the priesthood with The Catholic Herald

Welfare reform and the cumulative impact of cuts have led to an increase in homelessness (Photo: PA)

Government policies are putting the very fabric of our society at risk, argues Cathy Corcoran

Archbishop Vincent Nichols (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop says he is reviewing ‘circumstances’ around the Masses after criticism

St Andrew's Cathedral in Glasgow will be consecrated on Sunday

Or is an obsession with beauty immoral?

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

Fr Marcus Stock, general secretary of the bishops conference, left, pictured during the bishops’ ad limina visit last year    Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk

A mother church and unique prayer books will accompany the structure set up this week

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

The late Cardinal Hume withdrew his support for parish-based conversions in the early 1990s because of the opposition of some bishops (Photo: PA)

In the words of Cardinal Ratzinger then, ‘what are the English bishops afraid of?’