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Mgr Keith Newton at a Solemn Evensong in 2012 to celebrate the Ordinariate's first anniversary (mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Liturgy and ecumenism go hand in hand, as Vatican II’s documents demonstrate

Mgr Keith Newton, Ordinary of the British Ordinariate (mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The Ordinariate has achieved the ‘noble simplicity’ recommended by the Council Fathers

Cardinal Onaiyekan: 'It is high time that corrupt judges are expelled from the judiciary' (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 12/10/16

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Opposition supporters protest against a possible third term for President Kabila (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 22/09/16

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

Sisters of the Company of the Cross gathered in St Peter’s Square (AP)

Catholic women used to wield colossal power. The Pope’s commission alone can’t bring back those days

Pope Francis waves during the Angelus address on Sunday (APi)

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Evelyn Waugh was 'one of the strongest opponents of the vernacular' in England (AP)

The great novelist, who died 50 years ago, almost became the first president of the Latin Mass Society

Composer John Cage in the anechoic chamber at Harvard University

What John Cage can teach us about the Mass

The avant-garde composer’s infamous piece reminds us that we need silence

Cardinal Marx addresses the Pope during the German bishops’ ad limina visit (CNS)

Why popes don’t always get what they want

The friends of Francis are urging him to take a revolutionary step after the synod. But there are good reasons why he might reject their advice

Bishops leave St. Peter's Basilica after a meeting of the Second Vatican Council in 1962 (CNS photo/Catholic Press Photo)

Vatican II was intended as a call to unity and evangelism, but its legacy has been an escalation of intra-Catholic wars. It is time to embrace John XXIII’s original vision