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The future Pope pictured at a subway in Buenos Aires in 2008 (CNS)

Book claims Fr Bergoglio’s network sheltered dissidents at risk of being murdered by regime

A detail from a painting of the 103 Korean martyrs of the 19th century

The Korean saints of undying spirit

Ss Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions (September 20) are being honoured by the Month of Martyrs in South Korea

Daily readings: September 15 – 22

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twenty-fourth Sunday of the Year, Ex 32:7-11, 13-14; Ps 51; 1 Tm 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-32 (Year C)

Pope Francis wrote an open letter to La Repubblica (AP)

Francis responds to Eugenio Scalfari, co-founder and former editor-in-chief of Italian newspaper, La Repubblica

'The lack of thorough training in church music has led directly to the current serious situation' (CNS)

Congregations are tired of being patronised by dull music, but we must not hark back to a supposed ‘golden age’


Print Edition 13.9.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald read our exclusive interview with Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor; RJ Stove reveals the complicated truth of new Australian PM Tony Abbott’s Catholicism; David V Barrett on the cult of death displacing devotion to Our Lady in Mexico; Benedict Rogers says religious intolerance is becoming part of life […]

Pope Francis embraces Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor (Mazur)

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor reveals Pope was keen to “assert his respect for the Queen”

Fr Blake wrote that 'the poor challenge our complacency' (PA)

Bishop Conry says Fr Ray Blake’s comments ‘make sense’

Peter Jennings with Archbishop Vincent Nichols

Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster says ‘Peter will be sorely missed’