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Fr Frankie Mulgrew

My guide to making God laugh out loud

Fr Frankie Mulgrew was once so depressed he used to watch EastEnders for relief. Then he learned how to relish the divine sense of humour

Fr Timothy Radcliffe (Mazur)

Fr Timothy Radcliffe was visiting small community in the Sahara

Rain falls as Pope Francis arrives to lead general audience in St Peter's Square at Vatican yesterday (CNS)

The Pope stressed that Mass is where we receive Jesus

Print Edition: 07/02/14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald, Archbishop Leo Cushley offers a moving eyewitness account of Benedict XVI’s resignation on the first anniversary of that momentous day. Architect Ptolemy Dean discusses his plans to give visitors to Westminster Abbey a striking new view of the shrine of St Edward the Confessor. Quentin de […]

John Mason said that the Bill needed more safeguards for religious freedom (PA)

Members of the Scottish Parliament supported the legislation by 105-18

Sudanese children in a displaced persons camp stand in front of a mural of St Josephine

The saint who was sold as a slave

St Josephine Bakhita (February 8) was renowned for her love of children

Fifth Sunday of the Year, Is 58:7-10; Ps 112; 1 Cor 2:1-5; Mt 5:13-16 (Year A)

Daily readings: February 9-15

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The committe, pictued today, were critical of the Church (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

UN criticises Vatican over clerical abuse

Committee tells Church to release details of abuse

Pope Francis (CNS)

Pope tells faithful to “courageously follow Jesus in seeking out the poor”