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Women can discover a religious vocation in their fifties (CNS photo/Max Rossi, Reuters)

Most religious communities and congregations will only accept candidates for the religious life into their thirties

Bishop McMahon will be installed on The Feast of St Joseph the Worker on May 1 (Mazur)

The McMahon ‘pick’ represents a spreading of the net, though not perhaps a very dramatic one

Cardinal-designate Nichols and Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor arrive for meeting of cardinals in synod hall at Vatican

I am delighted that Vincent Nichols will receive the red hat tomorrow