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A woman studies Malevich's revolutionary Black Square (Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

An unapologetically challenging show explores the influence of Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square

Manny Pacquiao prays following his split decision loss to Timothy Bradley in June 2012

Boxing legend Manny Pacquiao’s embracing of Protestantism means the Catholic Church in the Philippines has a fight on its hands

Frederick Wiseman’s film uncovers the inner workings of the National Gallery (CNS)

Frederick Wiseman’s new film about the National Gallery is reassuringly serious

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

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

Dr Irving Finkel

How the ark changed shape

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

Oscar Isaac in Inside Llewyn Davis

Inside Llewyn Davis review

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

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Print Edition 20.12.13

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 […]

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

The best films of 2013

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 […]