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Thirtieth Sunday of the Year, Sir 35:12-14, 16-18; Ps 34; 2 Tim 4:6-8, 16-18; Lk 18:9-14 (Year C)

A stained-glass window depicts St Jude, the much-loved patron of lost causes

St Jude (October 28) is the patron saint of lost causes

COVER-25-OCTOBER

Print Edition 25.10.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald John MacLeod interviews Archbishop Leo Cushley; Fr Mark Drew says Pope Francis’s first six months in office have amazed Orthodox leaders; Sebastian Morello’s tells his startling conversion story; Fr John Kearns CP profiles the ‘saint’ attacked on England’s streets; Will Gore reviews the London Film Festival; […]

Anti-same-sex marriage  protesters gathered in Paris in August

A court judgment has denied local officials the right to opt out of conducting same-sex marriages

Pope Francis (AP)

Francis addresses 200 Italian prison chaplains in the Vatican

Archbishop Vincent Nichols and the Rt Rev Richard Chartres praying together (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Meeting marks launch of society promoting a greater understanding of British martyrs

Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X and Cardinal Bechara Rai, talk in Bkerke, the Maronite patriarchate north of Beirut

Cardinal Bechara Rai has appealed for help to find two kidnapped Syrian bishops and three priests

Pro-lifers won the vote in Brussels yesterday

Plan to make abortion a human right sent back to committee

Pope Francis kisses Mattia, a 6-month-old child, as he leaves after his weekly General Audience (PA)

Pope Francis urged Catholics to have a deep and real friendship with Christ at his Wednesday morning audience

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst of Limburg

A priest whom Bishop Tebartz-van Elst had selected as his vicar general will administer the diocese in his absence, the Vatican said