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New Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham Fr Robert Byrne (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Is Fr Robert Byrne’s appointment a sign of things to come? How many more orthodox bishops can we now expect?

Bishop-elect Robert Byrne (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Fr Robert Byrne will serve as an auxiliary bishop in Birmingham

Priests hear Confessions at World Youth Day in Madrid (Photo: CNS)

Confession may be in decline in many areas, but some parishes – usually seen as ‘traditional’ – are reversing the trend

Actors in The Quality of Mercy taking a break during a rehearsal

A new play hails Pope John Paul II

Oxford Oratory parishioners are staging a play in honour of John Paul II

The Oxford Oratory welcomes the relics of St Thérèse (Photo: catholicrelics.co.uk)

If you want a complete new rite Latin liturgy you have to go either to the very top or bottom of Britain

Three Shrines for Newman

The forthcoming beatification of John Henry, Cardinal Newman has led to some significant architectural commissions

Spanish young people cheer as the Pope announces that World Youth Day 2011 will take place in Madrid (CNS)

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Authors remember the road to Rome

Contributors to the reissued book, The Path to Rome, gather for a reception at the Oxford Oratory on May 27