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The Pope prays after a Mass at the Domus Sanctae Marthae (CNS)

Without joy you cannot truly be free, says Pontiff

Pope Francis walks in annual Corpus Christi procession in Rome Photo: PA

Pope Francis has told Catholics that the Eucharist brings us out of our individualism into discipleship

Cardinal George Pell (CNS)

The Australian cardinal says he will call for an overhaul of Vatican communications

The late Fr Andrew Greeley (CNS photo/Karen Callaway)

Priest wrote more than 60 novels often featuring hypocritical clerics

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Print Edition 31.5.13

In this week’s edition of The Catholic Herald Cardinal George Pell talks exclusively about his new role as one of eight senior advisers to the Pope; agnostic Peter Nightingale says the Catholic Church is right to oppose sterilisation; Stuart Reid says we need to calm down about gay marriage; and Anna Arco ponders why atheists […]

Pope Francis  (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Francis announces a series of talks on the Church in Rome

The same-sex marriage Bill will arrive in the Lords on Monday (PA)

Letter claims that MPs’ future political careers were threatened before Commons vote

Bishop Joseph Devine

The Diocese of Motherwell is now the fourth diocese in Scotland without a bishop

St Justin Martyr (June 1) began his career as a pagan philosopher

Daily readings: June 2-8

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms