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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

Pope Francis’s Harley-Davidson to be auctioned

Pope was given the Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide in June

Sale will raise funds for soup kitchen in Rome

Barry Mizen: ‘Jimmy is there in every word that I speak’

Barry and Margaret Mizen

Father of murdered schoolboy on being named in the New Year’s Honours List and his quest to keep his son’s memory alive

Archbishop Nichols is named a cardinal by Pope Francis

Archbishop Vincent Nichols (Mazur)

Francis makes announcement during Angelus address

The MPs who won’t let boys be boys

Two girls watch as a boy plays with a 10ft high doll’s house built in the 1870s (PA)

There is a baffling political crusade to replace toys for girls and boys with ‘gender-neutral’ knick-knacks

Luton priest found dead in his car

The news of Fr Williams's death was announced on the Diocese of Northampton's website

Fr Joseph Williams died suddenly on Friday

Photo gallery: 10 memorable moments from 2013

The people and the stories making the news in what was a momentous year for the Church

I won’t create female cardinals, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis also said that he is not offended when some people call him a Marxist (CNS)

Pope Francis has said that women must not be “clericalised”

Can Catholics cope with the popularity inspired by Pope Francis?

Pope Francis (AP)

The widespread appeal of Pope Francis, named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2013, must not be wasted

Podcast: What exactly is the pro-life movement trying to achieve?

Pro-life campaigners outside Leinster House in Dublin in June (PA)

Ann Widdecombe, Eve Farren and Peter D Williams on how to end the abortion impasse

‘Philomena’ film is ‘not an attack on the Church at all’ says Coogan

Dame Judi Dench with Philomena Lee (PA)

Steve Coogan has said that although he is lapsed, the saying ‘once a Catholic always a Catholic’ holds some truth