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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)

Daily readings: November 21 – 27

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

Christ the King: 2 Sam 5:1-3; Col 1:12-20; Lk 23:35-43

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi says fast food is ‘the negation of dialogue through food’

Dr Rowan Williams tells Vatican Radio he hopes the new structure will deepen appreciation of the Anglican patrimony

More cows, fewer AK-47s

John Newton talks to the priests changing the ways of Uganda’s war-ravaged north

Pope Benedict XVI expresses ‘spiritual closeness’ to 37-year-old woman convicted on charges of blasphemy in Pakistan

Pope Benedict XVI asks that the Pakistani government release Asia Bibi and expresses his spiritual closeness to her and her family