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Mgr Guido Marini, papal master of ceremonies, assists Pope Francis during a Marian vigil in St. Peter's Square (CNS)

Mgr Guido Marini said it can be better to wait rather than provoking more conflict

Cardinal Robert Sarah (CNS)

The cardinal condemned the ‘ideological clash of factions’ over ad orientem worship

The Extraordinary Form: shaped by the faith of the Church for 1,500 years (CNS)

But don’t expect them to disparage the Novus Ordo

The Tower of London: John Rastell was 'a prime example of the turn of fortune’s wheel in Tudor England' (Mazur/

John Rastell’s work affected our liturgical experience forever

Pope Francis listens to a confession in St Peter's Basilica (PA)

Francis sent a message to bishops, priests and Church workers attending Italy’s annual week of liturgical studies


Take a look inside this week’s Catholic Herald

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


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