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A displaced Iraqi Christian girl sleeps at a temporary shelter in Erbil (AP)

The battle for religious freedom is one of the great struggles of the 21st century

In his first few years in Cuba St Antony Mary Claret confirmed 100,000 people

The saint who was stabbed in the cheek

St Anthony founded the Claretians

Bishops and cardinals  at the family synod (CNS)

Join the discussion on the family synod’s mid-term report

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Print Edition: September 12 2014

This week we bring you reports on the unveiling of plans for the reinterment of Richard III and the stalling of the Cause of Fulton Sheen. Tributes are also paid to Catholic MP Jim Dobbin who passed away last weekend. Disabled comedian and actor Liz Carr explains why she is leading the fight against Lord […]

Baroness Masham of Ilton speaks against assisted suicide.

Follow our live blog for regular updates on today’s debate

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Print Edition: May 23, 2014

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald there is an extensive preview of Pope Francis’s trip the Holy Land. There are also reports on how attacks on Christians in Europe are on the rise and on the appointment of Bishop Ralph Heskett as the new Bishop of Hallam. Elsewhere in the paper, Catholic […]

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Print Edition: May 16, 2014

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald there is an extensive report on the announcement that Paul VI will be beatified in October. There is also news on the first Oratorian to be ordained bishop in 140 years and Pope Francis urging the UN to resist ‘the culture of death’ in reference to […]

Above: A man reads a Catholic blog. Below: A nun attends a meeting of Catholic bloggers at the Vatican in 2011; blogger Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston checks his phone; Benedict XVI sends the first tweet from the @Pontifex account in December 2012; ; and Archbishop Claudio Celli speaks at meeting of Catholic bloggers (CNS)

As controversy rages over Catholic blogs we ask five incisive writers what role blogging should really be playing in the Church’s life

Cartoon by Christian Adams

United Nations bureaucracy tends to regard religious traditions as an obstacle to the international enforcement of human rights

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Jacob Rees-Mogg MP and Deputy Editor of the Catholic Herald, Ed West, discuss what the Conservative Party still has to offer Catholics