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Bishops’ conference of England and Wales announces timetable for introducing new Mass translation into parishes

Catholic Education Service urges Government to consider voluntary-aided academies part-funded by Catholics

Congregation for the Causes of Saints today published the decree announcing John Paul II’s beatification

Cardinal Napier says euphoria of Sudan referendum reminds him of the end of apartheid in South Africa

Deacon Jack Sullivan says two other people were healed of serious illnesses after he touched them with a lock of Newman’s hair

Print edition 24.12.10

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, Anna Arco talks to Archbishop Bernard Longley about his first year at Birmingham; Conrad Black enjoys Tony Blair’s book A Journey; and Transalpine Redemptorist Fr Michael Mary writes about Christmas amid the ice and wind in Orkney. Plus, we publish an extra 16-page Christmastide supplement featuring star writers such as Fr Robert Barron, Tracey Rowland, and Fr Tim Finigan.

Pope Benedict also talks about Newman, explaining that his much-quoted phrase ‘toast to conscience’ is often misused

Singing trio say that the famously misbehaving rock star has a ‘depth and sincerity’ to him that is not picked up by the media

Archbishop Conti describes Peter Howson’s portrait of St John Ogilvie as ‘powerful and prayerful’

Bishops of England and Wales appeal to the Government to review its treatment of Iraqi asylum seekers