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David McFadden

Headmaster of the Oratory school resigns

David McFadden is moving to Aquinas College in Perth, Australia, after 34 years at the school

The number of Oratorian communities has doubled in England in just three years

Not all liturgies have to be this solemn

Confessions of an ex-traddie

I used to be too snooty to appreciate an ‘ordinary’ Mass. Now lay ministers, altar girls, even an exuberant sign of peace – they don’t bother me in the least

Cardinal Henry Newman (CNS photo/courtesy of the Catholic Church of England and Wales)

John Henry Newman’s pro-life poem

We must remember that God has created us for ‘some definite service’

The modern rite of baptism may be more joy-filled, but it is also vaguer (AP)

The beauty of the old rite of baptism is that it faces the reality of evil head-on

Benedict XVI meets school children during a celebration of Catholic education in 2010. It remains popular among parents, if not voters           (PA)

The Trojan Horse scandal only emphasised how neither side of the debate is telling the whole truth

Benedict XVI celebrating Mass in 2012 (CNS)

Seven years ago Benedict XVI’s motu proprio liberated the traditional Latin Mass from all restrictions

A view of the Brompton Oratory (PA)

Fr Faber was a good man who deserves credit for the pastoral aspects of his priestly life

Fr Wilfrid Faber once said: ‘I walk down the street in my habit and I feel I dispel invincible ignorance wherever I go'

The unfairly maligned founder of the London Oratory died 150 years ago

The Oratory has been told to change its admission policy

Decision follows complaint by humanist organisation