Take a look inside this week's Catholic Herald

Cover Story…

When someone says the Catholic Church is dying, just laugh, says Philip Jenkins

Education Special…

James Whitehead on Shakespeare’s lessons in mercy

Raymond Friel says Catholic schools really should be ‘radicalising’ pupils

More Comment…

Will Gore thinks the new Ben-Hur is an epic disaster

Cardinal George Pell weighs up a wise and learned account of why God allows suffering

Bishop David McGough on why we need to understand the alienation that sin brings about

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Fr Stephen Wang receives a mystery package from China

It’s absurd to think the Great Fire was a papist plot, says Ed West

Michael White on the worldly cardinals who tried to convert the staunchly Lutheran Handel

For the first time in decades priests will be ordained in the Old Rite in England, says Fr Armand de Malleray

This is how we can stop the young leaving the Church, says Bishop Robert Barron

Daniel Kearney on the priest who shaped English Catholic views of General Franco

Who’s to blame for the Calais ‘Jungle’, asks Mary Kenny

James Whitehead on Shakespeare’s lessons in mercy

Raymond Friel says Catholic schools really should be ‘radicalising’ pupils

The martyr who was burned alive in 17th-century Japan

Piers Paul Read wonders what history will make of David Cameron

Fr Ronald Rolheiser says both saints and sinners feed off God’s sacred energy

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