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Cardinal Robert Sarah celebrates Mass in Haiti in 2010 (CNS)

The Vatican’s liturgy chief said priests should view the proposed change as ‘something good for the Church, something good for our people’

Mother Rosemae Pender

Mother Rosemae Pender, 94, had a heart attack while marking 75 years since she professed first vows

Eucharistic adoration at a prayer service for vocations at Immaculate Conception Seminary in Huntington, New York (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz, Long Island Catholic) (May 29, 2013)

The ‘most real thing in our everyday existence should be the Eucharist’, according to author Francis J Pierson

A woman receives Communion during a Mass for young adults at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York City (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Patrick Madrid recalls the Mormon who told him: ‘I’ve never seen Catholics show awe. So I guess they don’t believe it’

The Resurrection of the Son of the Widow of Nain (1814) by Jean-Baptiste Wicar

Word this Week

Whenever we celebrate the Eucharist, memory is more than recall. It is a sharing in all that is remembered, a true encounter with Christ

A passerby genuflects as the Corpus Christi procession passes through London (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishops took part in processions in London, Oxford, Sheffield and South Wales

Cardinal Gerhard Müller with Pope Francis (CNS)

The cardinal said that if the Pope had wanted to change the discipline, he would have given a full explanation

Bishop Davies celebrated the Chrism Mass yesterday evening (Diocese of Shrewsbury)

Bishop Mark Davies preached to clergy during the annual Chrism Mass yesterday

St John Paul II, pictured in 1996 (AP)

That St John Paul II had a friendship with Prof Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka is no shock. Saints often have a genius for friendship