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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

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 […]

Baroness Hollins: ‘Assisted Dying Bill a threat to the mentally ill’

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

Catholic writer pens Doctor Who episode

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

The Explainer: Is Britain about to legalise assisted suicide?

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

Print Edition: July 4 2014

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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 […]

Former shrine director says he is not afraid as he is ordained bishop

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

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

Fulton Sheen and the miracle of baby James

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

Print Edition: June 26 2014

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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 […]