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Bishops concerned by ‘utilitarian approach’ to university funding

Bishops’ message echoes Cameron’s call for a big society

Extra funding will also be made available on a diocese by diocese basis, it was announced today

Anglican clergy and laity who want to join the Ordinariate will be received into the Catholic Church during Holy Week

Read the full text of the bishops’ statement on Anglicanorum coetibus

Bishops of England and Wales say the papal visit gave them confidence and strengthened their identity as Catholics

Dr Rowan Williams had been invited to Rome to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity

Vatican spokesman says that such an ordination would damage relations between the Holy See and China

Print edition 19.11.10

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, Mary Kenny suggests the royal wedding will boost marriage; Sister Teresa White FCJ explains why her congregation is seeking the canonisation of its founder, Marie Madeleine d’Houet; Patrick McDermott recounts the mysterious healing of a man paralysed from the waist down; and David Campanale argues the case for a Christian Democrat party in Britain. Stuart Reid, meanwhile, recalls the terrifying moment he thought he had lost his dog.

St Clement of Rome (November 23) is traditionally classified as the fourth pope (90-100)