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Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, we profile Brother Paul McAuley, the English missionary risking all to defend the Amazon Indians; Dominic Scarborough explains why Benedict XVI takes a tough line on dissent; Mary Kenny notes that atheist states launched the fiercest persecutions of homosexuals; and Jonathan Wright wonders if human rights really are a Christian invention. Plus, Stuart Reid takes a nostalgic walk through Hampstead in the footsteps of Evelyn Waugh.

More than a million prayers collected in support of Benedict XVI

Is it an outrage or a prudent step to avoid weighing the Church down with debt?

Roland Joffé directs There Be Dragons, based on the life of St Josemaría Escriva

Second volume of Benedict XVI’s Jesus of Nazareth to be released in March

Pontiff will venerate tomb of St James in November

Pontiff prays for victims and their families

Secretary of State clarifies role of Archbishop Velasio De Paolis

Catholic Word connects publishers with customers

Benedict XVI is writing a book about the infancy of Jesus