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Fr Lombardi said cardinals discussed the think tank proposal at a closed-door meeting yesterday (AP)

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A portrait of St John Ogilvie by Peter Howson. The painting is in Glasgow's Catholic cathedral

St John Ogilvie was hanged in 1615 for celebrating Mass

Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor: 'The future of the Church in our country is bright' ( Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor speaks at the official launch of the Catholic Herald magazine

Bishop Kieran Conry tendered his resignation after admitting to being 'unfaithful' to his priestly promises (Mazur)

Letters by Archbishop Smith and Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor read at Arundel and Brighton services

The retired cardinal said married priests could solve the problem of priests shortages in some dioceses (©Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor added that celibacy had been a gift to the Church

David Cameron (PA)

The Prime Minister has announced several policy initiatives relevant to families

Bishop Williams greets a well-wisher (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Alan Williams looks forward to serving ‘big, busy and diverse’ diocese

©Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk

Judge who ruled against Christian B&B owners has said she may have been wrong

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor (Mazur/www.catholicnews.org.uk)

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Pope Francis (CNS)

Is there any need for singificant reform of the Sacrament?