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Pope Francis handed out copies of his major new document in St Peter's Square on Sunday (PA). Below: Pope Francis handing out the document in St Peter's Square (Video via RomeReports)

During his electrifying pontificate Francis has shown what it means to be an evangeliser

Print Edition 22.11.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Jonathan Aitken tells John Hinton about his new biography of Margaret Thatcher and his debt to Irish nuns; Dame Judi Dench explains why her latest film, Philomena, is not an anti-Catholic polemic; Kevin Meagher on faith schools; Emily Mayhew tells the story of the the heroic […]

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Print Edition 15.11.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Bishop Philip Egan explains how Portsmouth will recover after BAE job losses in the city; Tim Stanley on New Jersey governor, and possible presidential candidate, Chris Christie; Mary Forster on CS Lewis; Seinfeld writer Tom Leopold tells Mary O’Regan about his amazing conversion; Daniel Brennan argues […]

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Print Edition 8.11.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Daniel Hannan explains why anti-Catholicism is dying out in England; Laura Keynes survives a visit to an ‘atheist church’; Jenny McCartney on payday lenders; Melanie McDonagh explores the complexities of mass migration; In an extract from his new book, Christopher Howse celebrates the feast of St […]

Print Edition 1.10.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Lord Guthrie says modern military leaders ignore the insights of Augustine at their peril; Conrad Black argues that Pope Francis is the scourge of the middlebrow Left; Megan Hodder interviews Kevin Coogan, leader of a new L’Arche community; Mary O’Regan pays tribute to the extraordinary life […]

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Print Edition 25.10.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald John MacLeod interviews Archbishop Leo Cushley; Fr Mark Drew says Pope Francis’s first six months in office have amazed Orthodox leaders; Sebastian Morello’s tells his startling conversion story; Fr John Kearns CP profiles the ‘saint’ attacked on England’s streets; Will Gore reviews the London Film Festival; […]

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Print Edition 11.10.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Fr Julian Large says Pope Francis should not be defined the media; Lucetta Scaraffia tells Edward Pentin that women should run the Curia; Simon Caldwell reports on the Tyburn Nuns’ return to their homeland; Madeleine Teahan meets Andrew Copson of the British Humanist Association for the […]

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Print Edition 4.10.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald John Allen says that no one wants to admit there is a global war on Christians; Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith asks whether the Pope will introduce female cardinals; Megan Hodder interviews Eleanor Stewart about religious life in the 1960s; Fr Kevin Cusick on his experience of serving […]

Pope Francis speaks to reporters on his flight home from Rio (CNS)

Or is the Church actually in the grip of a crisis that threatens its very existence?

Print Edition 20.9.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Fr David Forrester discusses the future for seminarians in Britain; historian Leanda de Lisle says Catholics have much to be proud of in the modern age; Fr Julian Large says Fr Faber could one day be blessed; Ann Widdecombe reviews a new book that asks if […]