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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

Mirabile dictu! The Guardian is discovering the value of celibacy

The article on celibacy was written by an anonymous contributor

But why does an author hailing ‘life without sex’ on the paper’s website need to remain anonymous?

Order asks for £1m to fund rise in vocations

In the English province of the Dominicans 12 men are currently being trained

The order has launched a training fund to accommodate a revival in its popularity

Singing nun, Sister Cristina wins talent show final

Sister Cristina Scuccia poses with the trophy and holding the cross on the stage after winning the final (PA)

Sister Cristina Scuccia recited the Our Father on stage after winning the contest

Oxford students defeat motion seeking to ban pro-life stalls

Oxford Students for Life turned out in force to resist the motion (PA)

Students at Oxford University threw out a censorship motion on Tuesday

Print edition: May 30, 2014

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Our edition this week brings you in-depth coverage of the Pope’s visit to the Holy Land including eye witness accounts from Madeleine Teahan and Jill, Duchess of Hamilton. We also have an exclusive interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider, who has some reassuring words on the future of the Church. Laura Keynes writes about the courageous […]

EU rejects pro-life initiative

The One Of Us Campaign gathered 2 million signatures

A petition demanding an end to destruction of human embryos has been vetoed

Blog from the Holy Land: ‘The Pope is here so people remember us’

Pope Francis with Israeli President Shimon Peres,  and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at Ben Gurion airport (PA)

Tears and cheers as Pope Francis arrives by helicopter in Tel Aviv

Blog from the Holy Land: The Church’s shrine to women in the birthplace of Mary Magdalene

Francis boards his flight for Jordan earlier today (PA)

A new church in Magdala pays tribute to the ‘eternal dignity of women’

Why Israelis think Pope Francis’s visit is good news

A worker at the Israeli president's residence prepares for the papal visit (PA)

His role as peacemaker is underestimated, but crucial

New Bishop of Birmingham installed at St Chad’s Cathedral

Auxiliary Bishop Robert Byrne of Birmingham (Mazur)

Fr Robert Byrne is the first Oratorian bishop to be installed for 140 years