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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


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

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

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, […]

'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

'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

Pope Francis’s election

Vatican Television releases never-before-seen footage of Pope Francis on the day he was elected

Pope Francis talks with children portraying figures in Nativity scene at Rome church (CNS)

Francis will not allow us to ignore the countless wounded people both within the Church and outside it


Print Edition: 7/4/14

A guide to the print edition of this week’s Catholic Herald, which is out on Friday