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Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois of Paris (CNS)

Brazilian couple tell synod Church should stop giving ‘contradictory advice’ on birth control


Print Edition: October 10 2014

In this week’s Catholic Herald we have full coverage of the first week of the synod on the family, including a report on the opening Mass and Edward Pentin’s Vatican notebook. Fr Andrew Pinsent explores the life of Bishop Walter de Merton, while John Duddington calls on Catholics to join the great British debate over […]

Daily readings: October 12-18

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Is 25:6-10A; Ps 23; Phil 4:12-14, 19-20; Mt 22:1-14 (Year A)

Liberians wait outside the John F Kennedy Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia (CNS)

Fr McDonald Nah has said Liberians ‘can’t even go to church’ due to spread of virus

St Edward the Confessor's Westminster Abbey

The saint who ruled England

St Edward the Confessor (October 13) built Westminster Abbey and was the first to have the ‘royal touch’

Franciscan Father Hanna Jallouf

Custody of the Holy Land confirm Franciscan Father Hanna Jallouf now under house arrest

Cardinal Gerhard Müller arrives for a session of the family synod (CNS)

Cardinal Gerhard Müller says ‘all Christians have the right to be informed’ about synod addresses

Catholic students in Manila demonstrating against Boko Haram earlier this year (CNS)

Maiduguri Diocese attacked by insurgents, according to official

Pope Francis greets the crowd during his general audience in St Peter's Square today (CNS)

Pope Francis recalls his first Communion

Pope gives in to ‘temptation’ and tells personal story at general audience