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A detail from the Mystic Marriage of St Catherine of Alexandria and St Catherine of Siena by the Italian Renaissance painter of the Milanese school Ambrogio Bergognone

St Catherine of Alexandria (November 25) is also known as St Catherine of the Wheel

Cardinal Ravasi at a press conference on Tuesday (PA)

Early Christian burial sites are now easier to see both in person and via the Internet

Daily readings: November 24-30

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Our Lord Jesus Christ, Universal King, 2 Sm 5:1-3; Ps 122; Col 1:12-20; Lk 23:35-43 (Year C)

Dame Judi Dench with Philomena Lee (PA)

Steve Coogan has said that although he is lapsed, the saying ‘once a Catholic always a Catholic’ holds some truth

'Billy Bob Thornton, as secret service agent Forrest Sorrells, seems to have been asked to just look stern and march up and down corridors a lot'

Film review: Parkland

An attempt to depict the assassination of JFK through the eyes of the people who were there amounts to a dull historical re-enactment

Young children beg for food in the Philippines after last month's devastating super typhoon (CNS)

Getting food to displaced residents a primary concern for aid agencies

Print Edition 22.11.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Jonathan Aitken tells John Hinton about his new biography of Margaret Thatcher and his debt to Irish nuns; Dame Judi Dench explains why her latest film, Philomena, is not an anti-Catholic polemic; Kevin Meagher on faith schools; Emily Mayhew tells the story of the the heroic […]

Bishop Mark Davies (Mazur/

Bishop Mark Davies’ appeal comes as The Year of Faith draws to a close

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst  (PA)

Hamburg prosecutors had charged him with lying in a case involving Der Spiegel magazine