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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

Print Edition: Friday October 31

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This week editor Luke Coppen explains why the Catholic Herald is becoming a magazine after 126 years as a broadsheet newspaper. Meanwhile, Mary O’Regan talks to Claudia Larson, the lady who was head-hunted by Dorothy Day, Fr Thomas Casey explains why we need to start praying for the souls in purgatory and Mary Kenny on […]

Bishops criticise Government’s ‘misguided’ migrants policy

Eritrean migrants in Lampedusa

Bishops’ Conference criticise decision not to support migrant rescue services in the Mediterranean

Judge grants university in Florida temporary injunction on HHS mandate

As part of the Affordable Care Act, the US Department of Health and Human Services requires nearly all employers to cover contraceptives (AP)

The Archbishop of Omaha has expressed his disappointment

Cardinal: see the goodness in lives of people who cohabit

Cardinal Nichols participated in the Extraordinary Synod on the Family (PA)

Cardinal Nichols made the call in a pastoral letter to his diocese

Print Edition: 24 October 2014

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This week we bring you extensive coverage of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family including an eye witness account from Bishop Paul Butler on “the synod’s 15 most amazing minutes” and Mark Shea on why we shouldn’t panic about this moment in the Church’s history. Meanwhile R J Stove writes about the Catholic composer who […]

Taylor Swift praises Catholic college music video

Taylor Swift (PA)

Pop star delighted with Boston College video in support of faith initiative

MPs to debate sex-selective abortion Bill

The Bill would clarify that sex-selective abortion is illegal (PA)

Fiona Bruce MP has initiated the Ten-Minute Rule Bill

Family synod: Cardinal Napier added to drafting committee

Cardinal Wilfrid Napier arriving at the synod (CNS)

Updated translation of mid-term report released by Vatican

Catholics permitted to eat meat on Boxing Day, say English and Welsh bishops

Catholics will be allowed to eat meat on Friday December 26, this year (PA)

Boxing Day this year falls on a Friday when Catholics are usually asked to abstain from meat

If the Pope agrees with Cardinal Kasper’s proposal, isn’t it time that we heard it straight from him?

Cardinal Kasper says that the Pope agrees with him on Communion for the divorced and re-married (PA)

The Church needs a leader now not a life coach