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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

Fourteen seminarians welcomed at Ireland’s national seminary

St Patrick’s College in Maynooth, Ireland's national seminary (Photo: PA)

New candidates bring the total number at Maynooth to 70

Print Edition: August 29

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This week Maria Elena Candilio writes on the history of popes and their pets and Damian Thompson explains why Francis is the Vatican’s real Rottweiler. Fr Timothy Finigan outlines the perils of routine Holy Communion and Catherine MacMillan describes her journey as a teenage single mum with a severely-disabled daughter. Maajid Nawaz urges us to […]

Simone Lia: I feel like I’m living in God’s graphic novel

Simone Lia (Dan Fone) Below: A scene from her graphic novel Please God, Find Me A Husband!

The graphic novelist explains how a bunny rabbit, a neglected boy and a group of Mormons led her back to the Catholic Church

Print Edition: August 8 2014

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This week we bring you an exclusive on report on the Diocese of Westminster’s plans to offer a course designed to help people recover from divorce. Also, Mark Greaves explains why the Church is growing in South Korea and Tom Gallagher reveals why former Catholics have become Scottish Nationalists. Francis Phillips pays tribute to the […]

Print Edition: August 1 2014

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This week we report on the mounting pressure on David Cameron to speak out and take action over persecuted Iraqi Christians and the Catholic Education Service’s call not to make sex education compulsory. Madeleine Teahan talks to Catholic cartoonist about how she came back to the Faith and David Bell writes about the prelate who […]

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This week we bring you detailed coverage of last week’s ‘assisted dying’ debate and the tributes paid to Sister Philomene Tiernan, the Australian sister who was killed in the MH17 plane disaster. Luke Coppen talks to musician Matthew Schellhorn about care, bereavement and assisted suicide, Mary Kenny explains why we are being governed by barbarians […]

Former UK ambassador to Holy See criticises Number 10 as Christians driven out of Mosul

A Christian woman who fled with her children from the violence in Mosul, Iraq (CNS)

Faithful in Iraq told to ‘convert, pay or die’ by Islamic State militants

Print Edition: July 18 2014

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This week we bring you the latest news on reaction to Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill and what experts make of the news that Mass attendance in Poland has reached an all-time low since 1980. Madeleine Teahan hears the hair-raising life story of our out-going sub editor Michael Corrigan, John Newton meets the priest in […]

Polly Toynbee’s definition of a “good death” is a disturbing one

'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

Print Edition: July 11 2014

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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 […]