In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Megan Hodder meets Catholic singer Audrey Assad; Fr Mark Drew says he is fed up with false comparisons between Benedict XVI and Pope Francis; Piers Paul Read asks, why did God bless the Irish?; Christopher Howse on the bold priest who brought us gerbils; June Rockett explores how Vatican II shocked great Catholic cultural figures, including Alec Guinness and Graham Greene; and Will Gore reviews Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.

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