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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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