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The Baptism of the Lord: Is 42: 1-4 & 6-7; Acts 10: 34-38; Mt 3: 13-17

St Stephen (December 26) was hauled up before a Jewish court for rejecting sacrificial worship

Terminally ill Bishop of East Anglia tells flock that he intends to die in office

Doctors and theologians find that the healing of a French nun from Parkinson’s is scientifically inexplicable

Deacon Jack Sullivan says two other people were healed of serious illnesses after he touched them with a lock of Newman’s hair

Andrew Burnham, John Broadhurst and Keith Newton will be ordained deacons on January 13 and become priests two days later

Archbishop Léonard tells commission that payments could also be demanded by unhappy children of same-sex parents

Ceremony at Westminster Cathedral paves way for ordinariate

The Pontiff will make four foreign trips next year, including one to Benin

Benedict XVI establishes unprecedented Vatican oversight agency