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Print edition 12.10.12

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – news, features, comment, letters and reviews – is only available to subscribers.

This week, Dennis Sewell says we must resist schadenfreude over the BBC’s abuse crisis; Stuart Reid prays outside an abortion clinic; Melanie McDonagh urges Catholics to defy groupthink; and Bess Twiston Davies meets the young Catholic choreographer who says he has a vocation to change our ideas about dance. Patrick West, meanwhile, reflects on the shrinking limits of free speech; and Edward Pentin says after the successful trial of Paolo Gabriele, Vatican staff must now be held to account. You can read it all online by subscribing here (for £40 a year). Or, for a hard copy, go here (£75 for a year’s worth).

Print edition 05.10.12

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – news, features, comment, letters and reviews – is only available to subscribers.

This week, in a commemorative issue marking 50 years since the opening of the Second Vatican Council, 16 writers reflect on its 16 texts. Contributors include Cardinal Murphy-O’Connor, Archbishop Nichols and Bishop Davies. Meanwhile, Dr Edward Norman, a leading Church historian and former Canon Chancellor of York Minster, writes about why he is joining the Catholic Church; Cardinal Pell argues that from Roman times the Church has always promoted women’s wellbeing; and Will Gore says that beneath Jack Kerouac’s hedonism lay a deeply Catholic soul. You can read it all online by subscribing here (for £40 a year). Or, for a hard copy, go here (£75 for a year’s worth).

Print edition 28.09.12

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This week Archbishop Charles Brown, the nuncio to Ireland, tells Mary O’Regan about being bounced on Dorothy Day’s knee; Fr Richard Ounsworth assesses Geza Vermes’s brilliant but dangerous new book; and John Gummer argues that going green is pro-life. Baroness Hollins, meanwhile, says Britain is pushing disabled people to the margins, and Philip Booth suggests Ed Miliband’s big new idea is, in fact, borrowed from the Catholic Church. You can read it all online by subscribing here (for £40 a year). Or, for a hard copy, go here (£75 for a year’s worth).

Print edition 21.09.12

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – news, features, comment, letters and reviews – is only available to subscribers.

This week, Daniel Kawczynski MP urges Britain not to abandon Libya; Fr Andrew Browne recalls his struggle to comfort families after the Hillsborough disaster; Simon Caldwell says Eamon Duffy’s new history exposes the horrors of the Reformation; and Rhoslyn Thomas braves downpours and blisters on an arduous pilgrimage to Walsingham. Fr Augustine Aoun, meanwhile, says Benedict XVI gave Lebanon’s young people a tornado’s worth of joy. You can read it all online by subscribing here (for £40 a year). Or, for a hard copy, go here (£75 for a year’s worth).

Print edition 14.09.12

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This week, Bishop Kieran Conry says British Catholics should get ready for a new springtime; Lord Patten tells Luke Coppen that some Vatican officials were surprised by the success of the papal visit; Andrew M Brown predicts that it will be a hard century to be a man; and Piers Paul Read says the arts won’t save your soul. Edward Pentin, meanwhile, notes that even Hezbollah is welcoming Benedict XVI’s forthcoming visit to Lebanon. You can read it all online by subscribing here (for £40 a year). Or, for a hard copy, go here (£75 for a year’s worth).

Print edition 07.09.12

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This week, Paul Johnson recalls the day an archbishop burned his writings in front of a cheering mob; Tim Stanley assesses Paul Ryan; Madeleine Teahan says Britain doesn’t really welcome disabled people; Fr Simon Penhalagan describes an incredible experiment in evangelisation; and Michael Wenham, who has Motor Neurone Disease, writes about meeting Tony Nicklinson. Plus, we offer an extra four-and-a-half-page guide to some of England’s best Catholic schools. You can read it all online by subscribing here (for £40 a year). Or, for a hard copy, go here (£75 for a year’s worth).

Print edition 31.08.12

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This week, Sarah Mac Donald meets Richard Moore, a Northern Irish Catholic who has forgiven the soldier who blinded him as a boy; Freddy Gray says the R-question is one pro-lifers can’t dodge; Rory Fitzgerald urges Pussy Riot to grow up; and Melanie McDonagh asks if she and social workers could have done more in her uncle’s last days. Pastor Iuventus, meanwhile, says we mustn’t forget that Prince Harry does have virtues. You can read it all online by subscribing here (for £40 a year). Or, for a hard copy, go here (£75 for a year’s worth).

Print edition 24.08.12

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This week, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor tells Luke Coppen about his hopes for Christian unity, his worst and proudest moments at Westminster, and the joy of attending a papal conclave; Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith asks how the Church in Britain can reverse its decline; and David Twiston Davies remembers the distinguished military historian Sir John Keegan. Meanwhile, Mary Kenny is inspired by the champion boxer who prays for her opponents. You can read it all online by subscribing here (for £40 a year). Or, for a hard copy, go here (£75 for a year’s worth).

Print edition 17.08.12

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This week, High Court judge Sir Paul Coleridge speaks about his mission to mend marriage; David Howell recalls the night that Pope Benedict XVI and one million young people were drenched by rain; and Neil Addison urges readers to join the Campaign for Real Catholicism. Tim Stanley, meanwhile, promises his mum that he’ll be nicer to Barack Obama. You can read it all online by subscribing here (for £40 a year). Or, for a hard copy, go here (£75 for a year’s worth).

Print edition 10.08.12

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – news, features, comment, letters and reviews – is only available to subscribers.

This week, Ryan Service wonders why Anglosphere Catholics are so badly dressed in church; Madeleine Teahan meets Baroness Hollins, the psychiatrist, opponent of assisted suicide and mother of Abigail Witchalls; Martin Beckford reports on the rise of ‘family annihilation’; and Pastor Iuventus asks why Catholics no longer join groups. Plus, an account by Jerzy Kluger, a childhood friend of John Paul II, reveals a hidden side to the Polish pope. You can read it all online by subscribing here (for £40 a year). Or, for a hard copy, go here (£75 for a year’s worth).