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The Catholic Herald

The Catholic Herald

The Catholic Herald is a Catholic newspaper based in London. It was founded in 1888.

Israeli ambassador praises Pius XII’s wartime actions

Mordechay Lewy says wartime pope defended the Jewish community

Debate: Does it matter if relics are fake?

Archbishop Nichols views relics on show at the British Museum (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Is the ‘spiritual and emotive’ power of relics more important than their authenticity?

Print edition 24.6.11

Print edition 24.6.11

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – news, features, comment, letters and reviews – is not available online.

Sixty artists prepare for the 60th anniversary of Pope’s ordination as a priest

On June 29, Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the 60th anniversary of his ordination. To celebrate, 60 artists have donated 60 works of art

US bishops issue landmark statement on assisted suicide

They say legalising assisted suicide has dangerous consequences

Vatican gives a million dollars for adult stem-cell research

Church backs company that extracts adult stem cells

Print edition 17.06.11

Print edition 17.06.11

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – news, features, comment, letters and reviews – is not available online.

Debate: Should the Church end its reliance on the state?

Catholic chaplaincies at prisons including Wormwood Scrubs, above, could be under threat by attempts to create a single 'generic' chaplaincy (Photo: PA)

Or is it still possible to work constructively with a secular Government?

Burundi woman forgives criminals who murdered her family

After terrible ethnic violence in 1993 Maggy Barankitse went on to help former child soldiers and children living with AIDS

Pope urges faithful to discover power of intercessory prayer

Benedict XVI reflected on the example of Elijah at Wednesday’s general audience