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St Claude de La Colombière (February 15) had the misfortune of being in London at the time of the alleged Popish Plot

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Print edition 11.02.11

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week Anthony Hopkins tells Gabrielle Donnelly why he could never be an atheist; Scott P Richert addresses the ‘everyone else is going up, so I will too’ approach to Holy Communion; John Wilkins wonders why Catholics are so uncharitable online; and Eldred Willey reports on the quiet miracles happening in ‘Africa’s Medjugorje’. Plus, Stuart Reid confronts his fear of garlic; and Andrew M Brown gives the Coen brothers’ True Grit remake a rare five stars.

Blind tenor treated Italians to an aria at an event put on by the charity Sermig

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Document issued by Bishop Michael Campbell says deacon is priest’s ‘closest collaborator’

Bishop of Arundel and Brighton says Catholics are still talking about the papal visit and ‘the outpouring of grace that was witnessed’

The new face of the pro-life cause

Mary O’Regan talks to Lila Rose, the woman taking on Planned Parenthood

Vatican spokesman says reports of ‘Confession via iPhone’ have been misleading

The Vatican has said that no tickets will be required to attend the beatification of John Paul II and admission will be free