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Parliament debates assisted suicide Bill – as it happened

Baroness Masham of Ilton speaks against assisted suicide.

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

Print Edition: May 23, 2014

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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 […]

Print Edition: May 16, 2014

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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 […]

Debate: What is the point of Catholic blogging?

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

Catholic Herald View: Let’s hope Francis can help the UN get back on course

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

Podcast: Can Catholics still vote Conservative?

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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

Print Edition: April 25 2014

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This week we bring you a unique commentary and analysis on the lives of the papal saints. Cardinal Turkson writes on John XXIII’s landmark encyclical, Pacem in Terris while Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor writes about the first time he ever saw the papal saint. Meanwhile, Rabbi Cooper and Rabbi Adlerstein explain why the Jewish people give […]

Print edition: 11/4/2014

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This week we bring you an exclusive report on the threat to freedom of expression for pro-life students in Cardiff, the diocese that is converting all of its schools to academies and how a beloved church in Preston has been rescued from closure. We also report on the death of US Navy captain, Jeremiah Denton, […]

Catholic Herald View: We have to stop Britain becoming the ultimate ‘throwaway culture’

'Our country is so permeated by what one commentator calls "the banal culture of death" that things regarded an abomination elsewhere are greeted here with a shrug'

Revelations that hospitals incinerated the remains of unborn children have generated international revulsion but the reaction in the UK has been muted

Catholic Herald View: Bishops and bloggers: there is a way out of this impasse

'It is hard to find a bishop in England and Wales with a good word to say about Catholic blogs'

The emergence of the Catholic blogosphere is one of the most significant developments in the 21st-century Church