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Bishop Mark Davies says the shortness of our lives should shape our priorities (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop of Shrewsbury encourages Catholics to regain a ‘perspective of eternity’

Pope Benedict XVI arrives on a wheeled platform at the Mass on Sunday (Photo: CNS)

Benedict XVI announces Year of Faith

The Year will begin on the 50th anniversary of the start of the Second Vatican Council

Pope Benedict proclaimed the Year of Faith at Mass at St Peter's on Sunday (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 18/10/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The Times rolls off the presses (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

To make matters worse, the paper is a starry-eyed Dawkins-supporting organ

The Popemobile drives through a gathering of young people in St Peter's Square last October (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

Benedict XVI calls for ‘passionate’ study of new youth catechism

A worker seals boxes of documents after a Mass in 2007 marking the conclusion of the initial phase of the Cause of Pope John Paul II in the Basilica of St John Lateran (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/01/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Pope Benedict leaves a prayer service at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls in Rome, where he announced the new Pontifical Council for New Evangelisation (Photo: CNS)

Pope Benedict XVI says new pontifical council aimed at re-evangelising the west will help ‘remake the Christian fabric of society’

Men lie prostrate during their ordination to the priesthood in St Peter's Basilica (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Their latest pope-bashing operation is entirely irrelevant to a Church which thinks in centuries

A visitor to the American Museum of Natural History in New York inspects a display of animal skeletons  (AP Photo: Mary Altaffer)

Clive Copus and Stratford Caldecott debate the theory of evolution

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

Fingers crossed: let’s hope it all goes somewhere