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Benedict XVI says saints should inspire us to greater holiness

Benedict XVI encourages faithful to go to Mass frequently

Print edition 06.08.2010

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, Fr Keith Beaumont examines the painful conversion of Cardinal Newman; Ed West traces Peter Hitchens’s circuitous journey from strident atheist to defender of the faith; and, on the letters page, readers ask whether anti-Semitism flourishes in justice and peace groups. Plus, we report on the soldier who says his rosary saved him from death in Afghanistan.

Library houses 50,000 volumes relating to Society of Jesus

Anna-Marie, Joseph and Gregory Treolar travel down the Via Francigena

The theologian wonders why the Church is blamed for the actor’s misdeeds

Populorum Progressio Foundation will support the continent’s indigenous and rural people