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The world record-breaking athlete and his extraordinary Catholic coach

David Rudisha won gold at London 2012 (PA) Below: Brother Colm in 100 Seconds to Beat the World

A brilliant BBC Four documentary tells the triumphant story of David Rudisha and Brother Colm O’Connell

Film Review: Calvary is a jet black comedy with serious things to say about faith

Kelly Reilly and Brendan Gleeson in Calvary Below: Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd

John Michael McDonagh has found his very own De Niro in Brendan Gleeson

How the ark changed shape

Dr Irving Finkel

British Museum curator Irving Finkel tells Will Gore how the chance discovery of a Babylonian tablet helped him trace the roots of Noah’s Ark

Inside Llewyn Davis review

Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen brothers new film is fine achievement despite the fact it has been snubbed by the Oscars

Print Edition 20.12.13

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In this week’s Christmas double edition of The Catholic Herald Hollywood star Bradley Cooper discusses faith and his father; Peter Hitchens on Christmas for contrarians; Archbishop Nichols’ Christmas message to readers; Madeleine Teahan selects 2013′s most memorable moments; the Herald’s people of the year are revealed; there’s a special festive supplement featuring pieces by Melanie […]

The best films of 2013

A scene from Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing, filmed near Lake Toba in Indonesia

Executioners in Indonesia, astronauts adrift in space and a writer blocked in Rome have helped make 2013 a memorable year for film lovers

Print Edition 13.12.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald American campaigner Abby Johnson explains why she walks out on the abortion industry; Melanie McDonagh explains why Nelson Mandela was a secular saint; an extract from Michael Coren’s new book says Catholicism is more relevant than ever; Daniel Cronin argues that Francis’s meeting with Benedict XVI […]

A timely moment to see Of Gods and Men

A scene from Of Gods and Men (CNS)

in the light of the taking of 12 nuns in Syria, Xavier Beauvois’ film about the assassination of Tibhirine is more powerful than ever

Film review: Parkland

'Billy Bob Thornton, as secret service agent Forrest Sorrells, seems to have been asked to just look stern and march up and down corridors a lot'

An attempt to depict the assassination of JFK through the eyes of the people who were there amounts to a dull historical re-enactment

Print Edition 18.10.13

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In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Julie Etchingham on the Sisters who are taking on the traffickers; Melanie McDonagh asks whether Catholics must back mass immigration; Paul Johnson says CS Lewis was Britain’s St Augustine; Edward Pentin explains how to visit Rome in the austerity era; Jonathan Luxmoore discusses why churches in […]