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"'I meet so many young people like you,' the priest told me, 'and it makes me terrified for the future of our Church'" (Illustration: Christian Adams)

You might think that progressives would be rejoicing under the current pontificate. Instead, they are fretting about the future

Pope Francis reaches out to Catholic pupil Omodelei Ojo in New York last month (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/10/15

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Bishop Egan (photo courtesy of the Latin Mass Society)

This sort of thing used to happen all the time: are we now to expect a renewal of the Tablet’s old anti-traditionalist hostility?

SSPX leader Bishop Bernard Fellay in Ecône in 2009 (CNS)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/10/14

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The Pope prays during yesterday's episcopal ordination at St Peter's (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/10/13

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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

Archbishop Dolan of New York, pictured addressing the media, is to be given a red hat (Photo: CNS)

Instead, let’s give thanks for Pope Benedict XVI’s wise leadership and continued good health

Catholic Truth Society's altar missal (this one, in white, was presented to the Pope). Photo: Pierpaolo Finaldi

Not everyone, though, is happy about the new text. For me it brings back a sense of the sacred

Members of the Women's Ordination Conference (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Una Kroll, ordained a priest in 1997, says ‘God gave me a direct push that I could not resist’

The Vatican has blocked the re-election of Dr Lesley-Anne Knight as secretary-general of Caritas Internationalis (Photo: CNS)

The Roman Curia has to learn both to communicate and to behave with more sensitivity