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The Eucharist is ‘the highest, most sublime’ way of encountering God’s love, Pope Francis said

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Andrea Grillo said he was ‘not part of any Vatican commission’

The cardinal said he did not see the need for the greeting when God’s Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist alone suffices

‘A priest who perhaps has studied a lot of theology and has one, two or three degrees, but has not learned to carry the cross of Christ is useless,’ the Pope said

My daughter’s primary school is brilliant at upholding a Catholic ethos

The Vyne is broadcasting a reconstruction of a 16th-century Mass

Find Mass boring? Good!

Praying through the tedium can be a more authentic way of sharing the divine life. Call it ‘bored again Catholicism’

A beautiful Church for the poor

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Post-Vatican II ugliness coincided with a collapse in the Church’s ministry to the marginalised. When beauty returns, so will Catholicism’s universal appeal

Most of the inmates who died had never been convicted of a crime