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Cardinal Robert Sarah (CNS)

The Church in Africa has a sharp understanding of the transcendent and sacred

Cardinal Sarah (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Sarah, from Guinea, is described as ‘traditional’ in terms of liturgy

Francis celebrates Mass at the Church of St Gregory the Great in Rome (CNS)

Worship makes our lives bigger and better

In this extract from his new book Rowan Williams argues that effective ritual is far from being a retreat to a comforting alternative world

'There is one right way to set up an oratory but that individual family oratories should communicate your own faith'

An energetic new book offers a helpful guide to praying at home

Benedict XVI has charmed the faithful with his holiness and humility (PA photo)

Seven years in, the Pope has inspired Catholics and shown he has an authentic vision for the Church

Benedict XVI leaves vespers at St Paul Outside the Walls last week (Photo: CNS)
A choir singing during Mass in New York (CNS photo/Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier)

Including such jingles as ‘Who put the colours in the rainbow?’ is patronising: are they for children?

The Mass is meant to be sung but, by and large, is not (CNS photo)

The English settings I learnt at school seem to have disappeared entirely

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Solemn Evensong and Benediction at Blackfriars, Oxford (Photo: Br Lawrence Lew, OP)

The riches of the true Anglican patrimony will now at last be reunited with their source

Archbishop Celli assists Benedict XVI with an iPad for the launch of the Vatican's new website (CNS photo)

In a homily Archbishop Nichols echoes Benedict XVI’s humility