Catholic Herald logo
Menu
The dome of St Peter's Basilica: some Catholic theologians have a negative view of Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
A scene from the 2007 film adaptation of Beowulf

Knowledge of the Bible gave Anglo-Saxon poetry its resonance and depth

The Times rolls off the presses (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

To make matters worse, the paper is a starry-eyed Dawkins-supporting organ

Bishop Giovanni Martinelli (CNS photo/Flaminia Nobili, Catholic Press Photo)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 01/09/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Official photograph apparently showing President Bashar al-Assad receiving General Dawood Rajiha (Photo: Balkis Press/ABACAPRESS.COM)

Syria’s dictator has appointed a Greek Orthodox general as his new minister of defence: Christians may face retribution

Benedict XVI speaks during his weekly general audience at Castel Gandolfo (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Today’s Catholic must-reads: 31/08/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

The Mass is meant to be sung but, by and large, is not (CNS photo)

The English settings I learnt at school seem to have disappeared entirely

A scene from Of Gods and Men, about the martyrdom of the Tibhirine monks

One priest suggests they cannot be Christian martyrs if they repeatedly worshipped a false god

Nadine Dorries's amendment on pre-abortion counselling seems to have prodded the Government into action

Nadine Dorries wants to stop taxpayers’ money going to ‘counselling’ by abortionists: but will the Department of Health actually back her?

Archbishop Edwin O'Brien (CNS/Owen Sweeney III, Catholic Review)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 30/08/11

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church