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'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

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Print Edition: July 11 2014

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: '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

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

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

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Print Edition: July 4 2014

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 […]

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

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

Bonnie Engstrom with her son, James Below:  Venerable Fulton Sheen

Bonnie Engstrom tells The Catholic Herald how her son was restored to life after she prayed to a pioneering televangelist

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Print Edition: June 26 2014

This week we bring you an exclusive report on the ISIS fighters who attended Catholic schools in the UK and the course which is transforming teenagers into evangelists. Madeleine Teahan talks with the mother who prayed to Fulton Sheen to save her baby’s life, Simon Caldwell reveals ten amazingly saintly British converts and Mary Teresa […]

Fr Richard Kunst

Fr Richard Kunst buys ballot paper and scrutiny sheet from 1903 papal conclave