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Print Edition: July 4 2014

This week we bring you the latest news on the closure of the National Catholic Library and Edward Pentin our Vatican correspondent explains why Italians are frustrated with Francis for not condemining abortion strongly enough. Meanwhile William Oddie pleads with the Holy Father to take a break this summer and enjoy the beauty of Castel […]

Meriam Ibrahim pictured on her wedding day

Meriam Ibrahim may face new trial

Meriam’s brother has intervened in her case in order to prevent her from leaving the country

St John professed his vows in Pontoise, a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris

The saint who preached until death

Saint John Jones of Wales (July 12) was tried for high treason and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

Daily readings: July 6 – 12

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year Zec 9:9-10; Ps 145; Rom 8:9, 11-13; Mt 11:25-30 (Year A)

Bishop Williams greets a well-wisher (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Alan Williams looks forward to serving ‘big, busy and diverse’ diocese

Fr Corcuera died on Monday (CNS)

Fr Corcuera stepped down from the troubled order over his health two years ago

Israelis pray on the road where the three murdered teenagers were abducted (PA)

Vatican spokesman calls the killings ‘terrible and dramatic’

Bonnie Engstrom with her son, James Below:  Venerable Fulton Sheen

Bonnie Engstrom tells The Catholic Herald how her son was restored to life after she prayed to a pioneering televangelist

A child holds a bowl of soup inside the Khazer camp on  the outskirts of Irbil, Iraq (CNS)

Archbishop Warda believes ’90 percent of families’ are returning to Qaraqosh and Karamlish villages