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Catholic ordinations have been in steady decline for decades (CNS)

New statistics show marked decline from 1960s

Cardinal Ravasi (CNS)

Venice debut prompted by Church’s wish to engage with contemporary artists

Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston (Photo: CNS)

Cardinal Seán O’Malley talks to Mary O’Regan about Irish abortion legislation, Pope Francis and his new role as a ‘super cardinal’

Pope Francis in St Peter's Square (AP)

Bishop Mark Davies issues warning in homily to Union of Catholic Mothers

Pietro: his Benedictines would become Celestines

The saint who was Pope for 161 days

St Celestine (May 19) abdicated the chair of St Peter in 1294

Daily readings: May 19-25

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Pentecost Sunday, Acts 2: 1-11; 1 Corinthians 12: 3-7 & 12-13; John 20: 19-23

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Print Edition 17.5.13

This week’s edition of The Catholic Herald features an extract from On Heaven and Earth in which the future Pope Francis and Rabbi Abraham Skorka discuss prayer; Paul McGregor meets Fr Ho Lung, the ‘ghetto priest’ who founded the Missionaries of the Poor in Jamaica; Sophie Caldecott hails a new Catholic magazine for women; and […]

Archbishop Vincent Nichols (Mazur)

Archbishop Nichols and Archbishop Smith say the Bill is ‘far more profound than it first appears’

Stonewall's material is being used in classrooms across the country Photo: PA

Campaigners have expressed concern that the school invited the gay rights group to offer staff training