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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 John Paul II to be canonised on Divine Mercy Sunday

John Paul II was elected in 1978 and will be canonised next year

Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII will be canonised on April 27 2014

Diocese appoints cleric to investigate Chesterton Cause

G.K. Chesterton, critic, novelist and poet, takes a stroll in Brighton (AP Photo)

Canon John Udris has been appointed to investigate the Cause of the beloved Catholic convert

Archbishop urges Catholics to support the ordinariate

Mgr Keith Newton celebrated mass at the church of Our Lady of the Assumption and St Gregory(Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Archbishop Vincent Nichols writes letter to every parish in the country

How are children affected by divorce? The BBC screens a surprisingly heartfelt appraisal

Mum and Dad are Splitting Up explored the impact caused by married couple's separating  (PA)

I watched Mum and Dad are Splitting Up with some trepidation, but it proved to be a candid and emotional documentary

Bishop defends priest criticised for blog post on the poor

Fr Blake wrote that 'the poor challenge our complacency' (PA)

Bishop Conry says Fr Ray Blake’s comments ‘make sense’

Number of Confessions in England and Wales is on the rise, says report

Pope Francis hears the confession of a young woman during World Youth Day (CNS)

Almost two thirds of cathedrals say they have seen a rise in Confessions

The Girl Guides’ new oath – sincere secularism or juvenile ageism?

Girl Guides parade down the Royal Mile, Edinburgh (PA)

A dismissive attitude to older generations will not help the Guides movement prosper

American Dominican Sisters move to Scotland

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, poses with the smiling Nashville Dominicans outside their motherhouse in Tennessee (CNS)

Thriving order based in Nashville, Tennessee, is to establish a community at a medieval convent in Elgin

Seminarians must not be ‘St John Boscos by day but John Travoltas by night,’ says vocations director

John Travolta (CNS)

Fr Stephen Langridge has invited eight men who are considering the seminary to join a missionary team in preparation

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘I think Mass can be too noisy and guitars should be banned’

Jacob Rees-Mogg believes Pope Francis is a 'great thing'

The MP on folk Masses, Tony Blair and why he wants Left-wing Catholics to join the Tories