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St Cuthbert’s Church in Durham was entrusted to Dominicans last September    		    (Photo: Margaret Doyle)

St Cuthbert’s Church has been placed on English Heritage’s “at risk” list

St Louis, painted by El Greco

The saint who took part in the Crusades

St Louis (August 25) is the only canonised king of France

Twenty-first Sunday of the Year Isaiah 66: 18-21; Hebrews 12: 5-7 and 11-13; Luke 13: 22-30 (Year C)

Daily readings: August 25-31

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

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Print Edition 23.8.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald, there is an extract from Paul Vallely’s excellent new book, Pope Francis – Untying the Knots; Paul McGregor on the hardships facing Catholics in Siberia; Jenny McCartney says Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden were right to blow the whistle; Izzy Losseff and Peter Stanford interview an […]

People rest in a mosque after an alleged chemical attack  by Syrian forces in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus on Wednesday (CNS)

Archbishop Zenari says Syrians are ‘crying out to the international community’ for help

This embroidery is one of 12 being exhibited by the Royal School of Needlework until November

Artworks to be exhibited in For Worship and Glory show at Hampton Court Palace

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, poses with the smiling Nashville Dominicans outside their motherhouse in Tennessee (CNS)

Thriving order based in Nashville, Tennessee, is to establish a community at a medieval convent in Elgin

Blessed John Paul II (Photo: CNS)

Pope Francis to make announcement on September 30

Michael Arditti

Friends warned Michael Arditti not to write about religion, but that hasn’t stopped him