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Archbishop Kevin McDonald (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

The prayer was revised by Benedict XVI in 2008 after he permitted wider celebration of Mass in the Extraordinary Form

'The choice of music at Mass matters as much as the quality of the sermon' (cartoon by Christian Adams)

Can Bad Catholic Music be stopped?

When Benedict XVI was in his prime choirmasters quietly reintroduced chant and polyphony to Catholic parishes. But it may have been too little too late

Synod fathers pray at the start of a morning session of the family synod (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 7, 2015

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri, who will again preside over the synod, talks to Pope Francis outside the Synod Hall last October (AP)

Letters from the Synod: October 1, 2015

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Cardinal Walter Kasper (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)

The Synod’s script is atrocious

The Instrumentum Laboris is at best theologically thin and tirelessly moralistic

A painting of St Philip Neri

The heart of St Philip’s apostolate is beating strong half a millennium after his birth

A Vatican flag (PA)

My friend Gerry’s Vatican flag had been lowered ever since Pius XII died

Cardinals in the synod hall (CNS)

In the first of a four-part look ahead to October’s synod, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith says the Church hierarchy must prove it is willing to listen to the views of everyone

The African Church is where Vatican II has worked (CNS)

A fully involved laity, a Church permanently in mission, and beautiful singing, the Church here thrives

Young woman wears a mantilla at Mass (CNS)

The veil denotes our hallowed status as life-givers