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Health workers pray before entering an Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia (Photo: CNS)

The charity is training priests, imams and other leaders to raise awareness about hygiene

Daphne McLeod: ‘Cardinal Heenan told me to wait and see what wonderful young Catholics this teaching would produce. I am still waiting’

Daphne McLeod has announced her retirement after four decades of fighting for solid catechesis

Cardinal Nichols arrives for the opening Mass of the family synod (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal also praises testimonies of married couples who ‘set the scene’ for synod discussions

Malala Yousafzai, the activist schoolgirl shot in the head by the Taliban (Photo: PA)

Norwegian committee gives award to two activists from India and Pakistan

Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois of Paris (CNS)

Brazilian couple tell synod Church should stop giving ‘contradictory advice’ on birth control

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Print Edition: October 10 2014

In this week’s Catholic Herald we have full coverage of the first week of the synod on the family, including a report on the opening Mass and Edward Pentin’s Vatican notebook. Fr Andrew Pinsent explores the life of Bishop Walter de Merton, while John Duddington calls on Catholics to join the great British debate over […]

Daily readings: October 12-18

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Is 25:6-10A; Ps 23; Phil 4:12-14, 19-20; Mt 22:1-14 (Year A)

Liberians wait outside the John F Kennedy Ebola treatment centre in Monrovia, Liberia (CNS)

Fr McDonald Nah has said Liberians ‘can’t even go to church’ due to spread of virus

St Edward the Confessor's Westminster Abbey

The saint who ruled England

St Edward the Confessor (October 13) built Westminster Abbey and was the first to have the ‘royal touch’