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Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster described Oscar Romero as “a preacher of astonishing clarity and power” during a Mass marking the 30th anniversary of his murder yesterday.

More resignations are expected to follow that of Bishop John Magee of Cloyne.

Pope Benedict dedicated yesterday’s general audience to St Albert the Great (video).

President Barack Obama signed a controversial executive order on abortion yesterday.

Ross Douthat expresses sympathy for the much-criticised pro-life Democrat Bart Stupak.

Archbishop Bernard Longley has formally welcomed the Pope’s visit to the Archdiocese of Birmingham in September.

Forbes reports on billionaire Catholic Albert Gubay’s “pact with God“.

And Rocco Palmo of Whispers in the Loggia will be contributing regularly to Brooklyn diocese’s cable station.

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The Archdiocese of Munich and Freising has suspended the priestly sex abuser known as H.

Cardinal Seán Brady has said he will only resign if Pope Benedict XVI asks him to.

Benedict XVI visited Rome’s Evangelical-Lutheran church on Sunday afternoon.

Pope Benedict has issued a message for the 25th World Youth Day, which will be celebrated on Palm Sunday (full text, video).

Anglicans in Canada have asked for a Personal Ordinariate.

Zenit speaks to Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos about the deadly violence in the Nigerian city.

Paddy Power says it has seen a flurry of bets on Cardinal Francis Arinze to be the next pope.

A Harvard study suggests that if you want to become a saint you should aim to die in Italy.

And Paramount Communications compares Bart Stupak to a modern-day Braveheart (video).

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John Paul II’s Cause has been delayed by a Vatican medical commission’s decision not to recognise an alleged miracle attributed to the late pontiff, the Rome daily La Repubblica has claimed.

Ruth Gledhill reports on the High Court challenge by the Catholic Care adoption agency.

William Crawley rounds up reports on the “militant atheist” found guilty of religious harassment at Liverpool Crown Court.

A Vatican chorister has been sacked for allegedly procuring male prostitutes for a papal gentleman-in-waiting.

Secular campaigners have handed in a petition to 10 Downing Street protesting Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain.

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor has said she would “help Jesus to burn down the Vatican“.

The Vatican is to send investigators to a German school facing allegations of sexual abuse by two of its priests.

The Catholic Bart Stupak and 11 Democratic allies in the US House of Representatives are prepared to block President Obama’s healthcare plan over abortion.

Malaysian officials have decided not to prosecute two Muslim reporters who deceived a Catholic church and received Holy Communion.

John Allen, inventor of the phrase “Taliban Catholicism”, goes in search of “Taliban Orthodoxy“.

USA Today profiles “pop culture priest” Fr James Martin SJ.

And comedian Frank Skinner says that, as a Catholic, he welcomes a bit of persecution.

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The Telegraph, Times and Guardian remember the life of Mgr Graham Leonard. As do Valle Adurni, Fr Dwight Longenecker and Giles Pinnock.

The Magi knew the limitations of science, Pope Benedict XVI said in his Epiphany homily yesterday.

Mgr Guido Marini, the Papal Master of Ceremonies, has urged priests not to allow the liturgy to become a source of conflict.

Vatican Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran has called on Saudi Arabia to allow Christians to build churches.

Six Coptic Christians were killed in a drive-by shooting outside their church in Egypt on Christmas Eve.

Robert Spencer claims that Google favours Islam over Christianity.

Four priests in central Mexico have resigned after breaking their celibacy vows.

The New York Times reports that Bart Stupak is ready for a final showdown over abortion in the healthcare reform bill.

The Washington Post debates whether blasphemy should be a crime.

Jeffrey Tucker offers parishes a plan for radically improving liturgical music.

A new liturgical blog is launched.

Joanna Bogle wonders why Catholics in England and Wales only had nine days of Christmas.

And Fr Z looks into his crystal ball and makes predictions for 2010.

In the paper this week

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In this week’s Catholic Herald, Archbishop Vincent Nichols says the way we treat the elderly “gives the lie to claims … that we are a most well-developed society”. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor applauds Pope Benedict’s “generous response” to Anglican traditionalists. Edward Pentin previews the Pontiff’s trip to the birthplace of Paul VI on Sunday and Freddy Gray profiles the Catholic Democratic Congressman who is leading the charge against abortion in Obamacare.

An exorcist explains why the Devil is afraid of you and the new Bishop of the Forces says it’s “hugely important” to pray for military chaplains on Remembrance Sunday. Simon Cole talks to the Lutheran pastor who preached the Sermon on the Mount to the Stasi. Fr Michael Rear says the Pope’s Anglican offer was 400 years in the making. And John Newton calls for a revival of Gregorian Masses for departed souls. David Campanale says the time has finally arrived for Christian Democracy in Britain, Mary Kenny reckons Radio 4 has finally given John Paul II his due and Will Heaven urges you to down a gin and tonic.

Andrew M Brown is dazzled by Bright Star, Alan Caine is exhilarated by Turner and Michael White sees an 84-year-old maestro who’s still on top form. Jonathan Wright wonders how dangerous the Reformation really was, Jack Carrigan salutes the people who brought down the Wall and John Hinton is impressed by the derring-do of a former Tablet editor.

Finally, we explain why Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York is checking his post for a consignment of tastykakes.

That’s just a hint of what’s in the paper this week. For the full experience, you can buy the paper at your local Catholic church this weekend or take out a subscription.

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Written by Luke Coppen

November 6, 2009 at 10:13 am