Catholic Herald logo
Menu
Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan pictured in 1990 (Photo: PA)

Beyond politics she had many qualities that ought to command universal admiration

Heaven, as imagined in Baltimore CNS

It won’t be endless beer and jazz in the afterlife

Pope Francis receives the pastoral staff during Mass at St  John Lateran (AP)

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

The Stigmatisation of St Francis (1594-95)

The richness of their theology is lost on the curators, though

Vatican spokesman Fr Federico Lombardi: as cool as a cucumber (AP)

Both Fr Lombardi and Pope Francis have the Jesuit gift of remaining calm under fire

Pope Francis's Twitter account, @Pontifex

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

Mick and Mairead Philpott (Photo: PA)

Without the welfare state, he says, Philpott would have been ‘decently employed’. Maybe it’s more likely he would still have been a criminal?

Pope Francis greets US Vice President Joe Biden and his sister, Valerie Biden Owens, at the Vatican

The British Canadian writer is unapologetic about his faith and we should follow his lead

Archbishop Jerome Listecki (Catholic Herald photo by Allen Fredrickson)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 04/04/13

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

Elizabeth McGovern, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith and Michelle Dockery in Downton Abbey.

A new book gives an eye-opening account of the history of servants in Britain