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Madeleine Teahan

Madeleine Teahan is Associate Editor at the Catholic Herald and chairs the Catholic Herald Podcast Debates. Her special interests include euthanasia and assisted suicide. She is on Twitter as @MadeleineTeahan

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This week we bring you detailed coverage of last week’s ‘assisted dying’ debate and the tributes paid to Sister Philomene Tiernan, the Australian sister who was killed in the MH17 plane disaster. Luke Coppen talks to musician Matthew Schellhorn about care, bereavement and assisted suicide, Mary Kenny explains why we are being governed by barbarians […]

Former UK ambassador to Holy See criticises Number 10 as Christians driven out of Mosul

A Christian woman who fled with her children from the violence in Mosul, Iraq (CNS)

Faithful in Iraq told to ‘convert, pay or die’ by Islamic State militants

Print Edition: July 18 2014

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This week we bring you the latest news on reaction to Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill and what experts make of the news that Mass attendance in Poland has reached an all-time low since 1980. Madeleine Teahan hears the hair-raising life story of our out-going sub editor Michael Corrigan, John Newton meets the priest in […]

Polly Toynbee’s definition of a “good death” is a disturbing one

'How many people who aren’t terminally-ill and are contemplating suicide, consider themselves a burden on their families?' (PA)

If assisted suicide is legalised we must hope doctors don’t share Polly’s point of view

Print Edition: July 11 2014

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This week we bring you an exclusive report on Archbishop Rino Fischella, the head of the Pontifical Council for the New Evangelisation, who spoke at the Invocation festival in Birmingham at the weekend. We also report on the family who are trying to raise enough money to send their child with a brain tumour to […]

Baroness Hollins: ‘Assisted Dying Bill a threat to the mentally ill’

Baroness Hollins: 'Lord Falconer’s Bill does not try to address even the most obvious safeguarding questions'

Lord Falconer’s proposed change to the law will be debated next week

Catholic writer pens Doctor Who episode

What might inspire Frank Cottrell Boyce's Doctor Who episode? (Christian Adams)

Frank Cottrell Boyce ‘flabbergasted’ to be asked to write for hit BBC series

The Explainer: Is Britain about to legalise assisted suicide?

Lord Falconer will present the Bill to the House of Lords on Friday July 18

A guide to the harder-to-grasp aspects of Catholic news stories

Print Edition: July 4 2014

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This week we bring you the latest news on the closure of the National Catholic Library and Edward Pentin our Vatican correspondent explains why Italians are frustrated with Francis for not condemining abortion strongly enough. Meanwhile William Oddie pleads with the Holy Father to take a break this summer and enjoy the beauty of Castel […]

Former shrine director says he is not afraid as he is ordained bishop

Bishop Williams greets a well-wisher (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Alan Williams looks forward to serving ‘big, busy and diverse’ diocese