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Print edition 13.08.2010

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, Ryan Service struggles with Cardinal Newman’s voluminous writings; Andy Phillips deplores the rise of ersatz Celtic spirituality; Fr Robert Barron urges novelist Anne Rice to return to the Church; and Russell Sparkes explores why the relationship between Catholics and the Labour Party soured. Plus, Stuart Reid finds himself in a spot of ecumenical bother.

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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.

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

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