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'A major problem facing the divorced is the fact that the automatic reception of Holy Communion, at every single Mass, has become an ingrained part of Catholic life' (CNS)

When everyone else automatically, even unthinkingly, receives Holy Communion, those who can’t feel isolated from the community of the Church

Cardinal-designate Nichols and Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor arrive for meeting of cardinals in synod hall at Vatican

I am delighted that Vincent Nichols will receive the red hat tomorrow

This morning's newspapers in Argentina (AP)

We can expect our new Holy Father to shake things up

A conversation with my parish priest reminds me of the difficulties the Church faces with baptisms, weddings and Holy Communion