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This week, we publish an extract from Vatican Cardinal Raymond Burke’s new book on the Eucharist; Mary O’Regan interviews Fr Thomas Rosica, CEO of Salt + Light Television; Nigel Pivaro reports on the plight of Syria’s Christians; and Melanie McDonagh wonders why Britons have become afraid of free speech. Plus, Dr James Le Fanu asks whether Big Pharma is bad for your health, and Mary Kenny pays tribute to the late Irish novelist Maeve Binchy. You can read it all online by subscribing here (for £40 a year). Or, for a hard copy, go here (£75 for a year’s worth).