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Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston baptises a catechumen during the Easter Vigil (CNS)

The place we need to look for instruction is the American South

Edgar Ortega, one of eight converts received into the Church during the Easter Vigil at St Clare of Assisi Mission church in Acworth, Georgia (CNS )

Bogus statistics ‘show’ that most converts drift away. Solid research from the US suggests the opposite

The RCIA in action: ‘Catholicism is not a label but an identity to be achieved’ (CNS)

A scholar investigates whether the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults really works

A family pictured with Archbishop Nichols after a Rite of Election (Photo: Mazur)

I expected to find a self-absorbed clique. Instead I found humility, openness, and a striving to do better

Members of the Croydon ordinariate group with Mgr John Broadhurst (Photo: Personal Ordinariate)

Figure includes about 250 former Anglicans joining the ordinariate

Benedict XVI greets the faithful during his Angelus address yesterday (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/10/11

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