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Cardinal Sarah celebrates Mass ad orientem: ‘There is no reason to oppose the return to a beautiful practice’ (Photo: Fr Lawrence Lew, OP)

We can have it both ways

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Cardinal Sarah’s advice to priests to celebrate Mass facing east, rather than towards the congregation, has caused uproar in Rome. Yet a simple compromise is available

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’

'For Catholics under the age of 45, shopping around for a parish is second nature' (Illustration: Christian Adams)

The strange future of parish life

Vatican II and the internet have brought consumer choice into churchgoing. Some see that as a danger – but with imaginative leadership, it could be an opportunity

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

Cardinal Robert Sarah made the comments in an exclusive interview with Famille Chrétienne

Pope Francis leads the prayer vigil in St Peter's Basilica last night (AP)

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

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, the Primate of Ireland, celebrates Mass (PA)

The Irish bishops’ conference urged priests to buy the new altar edition for use in parishes

Vatican doctrinal chief Cardinal Gerhard Müller (CNS)

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Composer John Cage in the anechoic chamber at Harvard University

What John Cage can teach us about the Mass

The avant-garde composer’s infamous piece reminds us that we need silence

Inside St Agatha's church in Portsmouth (www.stagathaschurch.co.uk)

During a visit to St Agatha’s in Portsmouth, I took part in the Ordinariate’s beautiful new liturgy