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Ed West

Ed West

Ed West is the deputy editor of the Catholic Herald and author of The Silence of Our Friends: The Extinction of Christianity in the Middle East.

Parenthood just gets better and better

Babies: things do get easier (CNS)

Forget government propaganda: having a large family is actually good for you, says Ed West

The saint who came to Britain as a Roman missionary

St Paulinus (October 10) was the first Bishop of York

Cafod says it will not accept money from McBride book

McBride's book included revelations about smearing

‘I can only apologise for the critical and unfair associations made,’ says former spin doctor

Pope Francis excommunicates Australian priest

Pope Francis issued his first excommunication since become Pope in March (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Australian priest had continued to act publicly as a priest after having priestly facilities removed

McBride felt ‘Catholic guilt’ while spinning for Labour

Damian McBride (PA)

Cafod backs former spin doctor over publication of controversial memoirs

The saint who Gregorian chant was named after

St Augustine and St Gregory, from an image at Westminster Cathedral

St Gregory the Great (September 3) was known as ‘the father of Christian worship’

What future is there for the Middle East’s minorities?

A church in Judeida, Idlib province. Christians in Syria face an uncertain future (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

European history offers a chilling precedent

Shahbaz Bhatti may become a saint, says cardinal

Shahbaz Bhatti, left, back in 2007 with a Christian who had received a threatening letter from the Taliban Photo: AP Photo/Anjum Naveed

It would be ‘wonderful’ if Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities was canonised, says Britain’s most senior cleric

Iranian Christian pastor to be hanged ‘imminently’

Youcef Nadarkhani, a 34-year-old father of two, was sentenced to death in 2009

US human rights group says Youcef Nadarkhani is in great danger

Priest starts campaign for London to host World Youth Day

Benedict XVI arrives to celebrate the closing Mass of World Youth Day in Madrid last year (Photo: CNS)

Fr Stephen Wang, dean at Allen Hall seminary, is calling for WYD to be held in London in 2016