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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 03/10/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

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

Morning Catholic must-reads: 25/10/13

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

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

The late Cardinal Hume was presented with the Order of Merit by the Queen (Photo: PA)

Cardinal Hume was wrong to seek respectability within the English Establishment

The Ellesmere Manuscript: Chaucer's "povre persoun" embodies the medieval pastoral ideal

The Catholic Church in England has lost a precious tradition: of ministering to everyone living within the parish boundary

Cardinal Schönborn: there is 'an inconsistency between what he thinks and what he says' (CNS photo)

The one-time defender of orthodoxy has been causing an awful lot of trouble