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Canadian Anglicans request ordinariate

Anglo-Catholic parish becomes first mainstream Anglican group in Canada to ask to join an ordinariate

Bishops loyal to the Pope forced to take part in state-run assembly while others go into hiding to avoid arrest

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

General secretary of the English and Welsh bishops’ conference is charged with finding ways of re-emphasising Lent as penitential season

In his weekly catechesis Pope Benedict held up the medieval mystic as a woman who understood that divine love is at the heart of spiritual life

Pope Benedict’s election caught American diplomats by surprise, Wikileaks documents from Rome have revealed

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin called for the Christian community to be a model of solidarity in order to face the challenges presented by the bleak economic situation

Archbishop Vincent Nichols said Pope Benedict’s September visit brought a sense of the spiritual dimension back to Britain

In interview with Peter Seewald the Pope strongly affirms 1968 encyclical that ruled against use of contraception

Daily Readings November 29 to December 4

Ordinary Form Divine Office Week I Monday, November 29: Weekday of Advent Is 4:2-6; Ps 122; Mt 8:5-11 Tuesday, November 30: St Andrew, Apostle, patron of Scotland Rom 10:9-18; Ps 19; Mt 4:18-22 Wednesday, December 1: Weekday of Advent Is 25:6-10a; Ps 23; Mt 15:29-37 Thursday, December 2: Weekday of Advent Is 26:1-6; Ps 118; Mt 7:21, 24-27 Friday, December 3: St Francis Xavier, priest Is 29:17-24; Ps 27; Mt 9:27-31 Saturday, December 4: Weekday of Advent or St John Damascene, priest, Doctor of the Church Is 30:19-21, 23-26; Ps 147; Mt 9:35–10:1, 5a, 6-8 Extraordinary Form Sunday, November 28: First Sunday of Advent Romans 13:11-14; Luke 21:25-33 Monday, November 29: Feria Readings of the First Sunday of Advent repeated Tuesday, November 30: St Andrew, Apostle Romans 10:10-18; Matthew 4:18-22 Wednesday, December 1: Feria Readings of the First Sunday of Advent repeated Thursday, December 2: St Bibiana, virgin and martyr Ecclesiasticus 51:13-17; Mt 13:44-52 Friday, December 3: St Francis Xavier, confessor Romans 10:10-18; Mark 16:15-18 Saturday, December 4: St Peter Chrysologus, bishop, confessor and doctor 2 Timothy 4:1-8; Matthew 5:13-19 Compiled by Gordon Dimon, Senior MC of the Latin Mass Society