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Bishop Stack tells Church of England Synod that Anglicans aren’t alone in needing to reflect further on Mary

Benedict XVI highlights 16th-century Jesuit and talks about the training of priests at his weekly general audience

Secretary of liturgy committee says new text won’t provoke the same negative reactions in Britain as in Ireland and America

Fr Anthony Ruff cancels all speaking engagements related to the new Missal, saying he cannot promote it ‘with integrity’

Promoters believe the couple could serve as an enduring example of a holy marriage

Bishops distribute money from Day for Life collections of 2008 and 2009

More than 140 Austrian, German and Swiss professors also urged the Church to ordain women

The charismatic community is one of the world’s fastest-growing Catholic movements

Move follows the Pope’s comments about condoms in Light of the World

Print edition 04.02.11

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, Archbishop Patrick Kelly of Liverpool explains why children in his archdiocese will be confirmed before their first Holy Communion; retired headmaster John de Waal argues that the pro-life movement is in danger of failing the unborn; Quentin de la Bédoyère says the TV series, The Joy of Teen Sex, does a big injustice to young people; and Deborah Jones argues that Benedict XVI’s childhood in the countryside in Bavaria has left a deep imprint on his thinking. Plus, Angelo Stagnaro hangs on for dear life 1,200ft above a small town in Umbria.