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The saint’s relics are carried out of Westminster Cathedral in 2009 (Mazur/

The saint who was known as The Little Flower

St Thérèse of Lisieux (October 1) was born into a pious family in Alençon in 1873

Twenty-sixth Sunday of the Year, Amos 6:1, 4-7; Ps 146; 1 Tim 6:11-16; Lk 16:19-31 (Year C)

Cheng waited until his 80s to publish his first novel

The 83-year-old first-time novelist was inspired by his escape from the Japanese occupation

Daily readings: September 29 – October 5

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Pope Francis (AP)

Pope was speaking during morning Mass at Domus Sanctae Marthae

Archbishop Welby has also condemned Pakistan's blasphemy laws (CNS)

Archbishop Welby said those killed in Peshawar on Sunday were attacked for their faith

Fr Wilfrid Faber once said: ‘I walk down the street in my habit and I feel I dispel invincible ignorance wherever I go'

The unfairly maligned founder of the London Oratory died 150 years ago


Print Edition 27.9.13

In this week’s print edition of the Catholic Herald former Labour spin doctor Damian McBride talks about his controversial political memoirs; Cristina Odone argues Pope Francis has tamed the wolves of Fleet Street; Joseph Pearce reveals how Catholicism saved him from a life of hatred in the National Front; Miguel Cullen interviews artist Michael Landy; […]

Pope John Paul II kisses the floor of the prison cell of Father Maximilian Kolbe (CNS)

The saint’s relics will be venerated in Notre Dame de France church in Leicester Square

Damian McBride (PA)

Cafod backs former spin doctor over publication of controversial memoirs