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The synod fathers issued this appeal for peace at the end of the three-week family synod

The Catholic Herald’s leading article published on April 8, 2005, shortly after the death of St John Paul II

Our longstanding book reviewer has died aged 72. Here we publish one of the last reviews he filed before he passed away

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

St Anthony founded the Claretians

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

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 Falconer’s assisted suicide bill. Meanwhile, Niall Gooch investigates whether anything can be done to stop three-parent IVF treatment getting the go ahead in Britain and Francis Phillips says Jane Austen is a good advert for home schooling. We also have a review of A Most Wanted Man, one of the last films to star Philip Seymour Hoffman. Why not try our appetiser deal? Six issues for £6.

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