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The Seven Holy Founders (February 17) met at a pious fraternity devoted to Mary

Daily readings: February 16-22

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Sixth Sunday of the Year, Sir 15:15-20; Ps 119; 1 Cor 2:6-10; Mt 5:17-37 (Year A)

Pope Francis (CNS)

Vatican ordered worldwide survey on ‘Pastoral Challenges in the Family’ ahead of synod

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


Print Edition: 14/02/14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald, Melanie McDonagh poses the question, would you eat a chocolate pope? Laura Keynes on Shakespeare and assisted suicide. Dennis Sewell says the UN’s advice for the Church is useless. Will Gore interviews Dr Irving Finkel, the British Museum curator who has made an amazing discovery about […]

Archbishop Francis A. Chullikat (CNS)

The nuncio to the UN said that “widespread persecution of Christians rages”

Pope Francis (CNS)

We have to go to Mass with humility, Pope Francis has said

In Mexico, 26 per cent of respondents rated Francis as 'mediocre' or 'poor' (CNS)

But Catholics in five continents are united in their approval of Pope Francis

Benedict XVI waves goodbye for the last time during his final public appearance as pontiff from the balcony of the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo (CNS)

A year on from resignation Father Lombardi explains former Pope’s daily routine