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Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (CNS)

Seventy years after massacres, archbishops call on people to ‘come together as brothers’

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Lumen Fidei appears just four months after the Pontiff’s election

Pope Francis (Photo: PA)

We are saved by Jesus and no one can take away this ‘identity card’, says Pope at Mass

Anti-Morsi protesters celebrate in Cairo today
(Khalil Hamra/AP/Press Association Images)

Persecution of Christians has risen ‘exponentially’, says bishop

Daily readings: July 7 – July 13

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year, Is 66:10-14C; Ps 66; Gal 6:14-18; Lk 10:1-12, 17-20 (Year C)

Henry II is crowned as Emperor by Pope Benedict VIII in 1014

St Henry (July 13) helped cement the rule of priestly celibacy

Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt (Photo: PA)

Bishop Patrick Lynch calls for ‘balanced debate’ as Department of Health consultation gets underway


Print Edition 5.7.13

In this week’s edition of The Catholic Herald Melanie McDonagh argues that we must not let Richard Dawkins win over the next generation; Dennis Sewell says austerity chic is of no use to the poor; in the first of a series of interviews with critics of the Church, Ed West speaks to Stonewall chief executive […]

The Lindisfarne Gospels: one of the world’s most precious books (PA)

Exhibition in Durham was filled to capacity on its opening day