Benedict XVI dons cap for relaxing rosary walk
Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, we reveal the letters written by Cardinal Newman to a young nun dying of tuberculosis; John Cornwell defends his latest book, Newman’s Unquiet Grave; and Conservative minister Greg Clark argues that it’s time for the Government to stop getting in the way. Plus, Stuart Reid discovers that Christopher Hitchens actually doesn’t mind people praying for him.
Bishops of the Philippines find novel way to teach faith
L’Osservatore Romano praises film’s creative ambition
The Vatican is often criticised for paying little or no attention to PR. At the same time many believe that a slick, modern PR office would hinder its mission
European Commission hosts summit of Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders
Malicious or ignorant reports do not only damage the reputation of ordinary Catholics; they also cause ordinary Catholics to lose confidence in their pastors
Theologian draws spiritual lesson from the catastrophe
But Pope Benedict will have to live to 2020 to surpass the oldest pope in history, Leo XIII.
Fr Pierbattista Pizzaballa says population is dwindling