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Print Edition 17.1.14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald we’re running an exclusive interview with Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols of Westminster. Melanie McDonagh argues that Pope Francis is, in fact, a liberal. Fr Timothy Buckley suggests the Church should change its approach to the divorced and remarried. Fr Adrián Taranzano asks if a secretive pact by […]

Archbishop Bassetti says he couldn't believe that the Pope named him a cardinal  (CNS)

Archbishop Gualtiero Bassetti was told by a parishioner that he was to be made a cardinal

Pope Francis (CNS)

Engaged couples can attend a special audience with Pope Francis on February 14

Pope Francis announced the extraordinary synod in October last year  (CNS)

New members include Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal-designate Pietro Parolin

Archbishop Bernard Moras quoted Pope Francis In his opening address to the conference (CNS)

The Indian Christian Women’s Movement established after talks on the impact of the Second Vatican Council

Pope Francis greets the crowd as he leaves his general audience today (CNS)

250 years ago Japanese Christians ‘survived with the grace of baptism,’ Pontiff tells general audience

St Sebastian Thrown into the Cloaca Maxima (1612) by Lodovico Carracci

St Sebastian (January 20) was captain in the Praetorian Guard

Daily readings: January 19 – 25

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Second Sunday of the Year Is 49:3, 5-6; Ps 40; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Jn 1:29-34 (Year A)

A Sri Lankan fishermen walks out of a building destroyed by fighting between government forces and the LTTE in 2009 (CNS)

‘We want to know what happened in the last days of the ethnic war,’ says Bishop Emmanuel