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Debate: Why do Catholics lapse?

An image from the bishops' conference Come Home for Christmas campaign

Is it primarily the fault of the Church or of the Catholics who have left it?

Pope explains psalm that predicts coming of Christ

The Pope spoke about Psalm 110 during his general audience in St Peter’s Square

Pope to use iPad to light up Christmas tree

On December 7 Pope Benedict XVI will turn on the lights of this year’s largest Christmas tree near the Italian town of Gubbio with the touch of an iPad

Work begins on Nativity scene in St Peter’s Square

The scene will be unveiled shortly before Christmas Day

Print edition 11.11.11

Print edition 11.11.11

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Debate: Does it matter if a priest is a bad public speaker?

Is good oratory absolutely crucial or is it low down on the list of sought after priestly qualities?

Lord Alton: Mother Teresa inspires my fight for human rights

Crossbench peer says the Blessed’s words encourage him

Pope celebrates Vespers with pontifical university students

Event marks start of the academic year in Rome

Print edition 04.11.11

Print edition 04.11.11

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – news, features, comment, letters and reviews – is only available to subscribers.

Pope condemns witchcraft during meeting with bishops of Angola and Sao Tomé

Benedict XVI also told the bishops that the low number of Catholic marriages in some areas showed a lack of spiritual maturity