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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

The inspiring story of Archbishop Kurtz and his younger brother with Down’s syndrome

Archbishop Kurtz is the newly elected president of the US bishops' conference (PA)

New US bishops’ conference president Archbishop Joseph Kurtz cared for his brother for 12 years

Belgium bishops attack proposed euthanasia law extension

Archbishop Andre-Joseph Leonard (CNS)

Archbishop Leonard has criticised proposed euthanasia laws for children and dementia sufferers

I feel sorry for parents at Christmas – it’s stressful enough being an aunt

This year's John Lewis Christmas advert

Perhaps Catholics can lead the way this year by resisting the commercial monster devouring Christmas

Bishop: keep more mothers who commit crime with their children

Bishop Richard Moth (Photo: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

In a lecture the bishop for prisons says children should not suffer for their parent’s crimes

Bishops encourage schools to implement Living Wage

Bishops keen for 1,200 schools to introduce Living Wage (CNS)

Initiative launched after deal between Unison and the Catholic Education Service

Catholics across UK venerate the relics of St Anthony of Padua

Pilgrims at Westminster Cathedral (Diocese of Westminster)

Pilgrims queue for hours at Westminster Cathedral to visit relics

Bishops consult Catholics on divorce, same-sex marriage and contraception in online survey

Archbishop Nichols has said he will 'attend carefully to the outcomes of this broad process of consulation.' © Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk

Archbishop Nichols has asked for Catholics’ views ahead of the Vatican family synod next year

Student union stops Catholic Society talk

Concerns about freedom of speech at UCL have arisen following the talk's cancellation (PA)

The talk on sexuality was cancelled moments before it was due to begin

Veteran Catholic educator to leave Maryvale

Dr Willey announced his resignation from the institute today

Dr Petroc Willey announced he is stepping down today, citing ‘personal reasons’

Muslim group to use former Catholic church as a mosque

The Archdiocese of Birmingham has sold St Peter's to the local Muslim community

St Peter’s Catholic church in Cobridge will be used as a mosque following its sale