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Print edition 23.11.12

This week, Paul Johnson explains what he would do if he had a spare billion pounds; Andrew M Brown takes a journey back in time to Scotland’s Catholic heartland; Miguel Cullen meets former atheist poet Sally Read, who found her faith in Liverpool St station; and Pastor Iuventus says every night is a death rehearsal. Daniel Kalder, meanwhile, reports on the gamblers, gunslingers and philanderers who took an unlikely path to Rome.

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Print edition 16.11.12

This week, George Pitcher says the new Archbishop of Canterbury is a better class of Etonian; Fr Aidan Nichols OP says we should see Vatican II in the light of eternity, rather than through the prism of 1960s politics; Baroness Berridge explains how we can make a difference to Middle East Christians; and Angelo Stagnaro says Dorothy Day shows that even anarchists who promote abortion can become saint material. Patricia Chalé and Cliff Rich, meanwhile, explain how to rescue elderly people from loneliness.

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Print edition 09.11.12

This week, Conrad Black explains why he took on the British media; Fr Christopher Jamison says a ‘culture of vocation’ is booming in parishes; Siobhann Tighe meets Fr Kevin Burke, a straight-talking, cheroot-smoking missionary in the South Pacific; Freddy Gray reports on an NHS campaign that is freaking him out; and Patrick Reyntiens says Rothko’s late paintings are unforgettable. Meanwhile, on the eve of Remembrance Day, Stephen Cooper traces the life of an Ampleforth boy who fell in a hail of fire in the First World War.

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Print edition 02.11.12

 

This week Edward Leigh MP explains why he opposed the Iraq War, Rupert Shortt reports on Christian persecution around the world and Piers Paul Read explains that marriage is the hard road to happiness. We also report on how new two-child benefit limits could lead to an abortion rise, and Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor’s criticism of the prison system.

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Print edition 26.10.12

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This week Mary McAleese, former Irish head of state, says the Church shouldn’t be relying on one man’s brainpower; ITV presenter Julie Etchingham explains why she is terrified of US election night; Daniel Hannan argues the laity will never share the bishops’ love for the EU; Tim Stanley says George Osborne’s ticket fiasco was the moral equivalent of Watergate; and Theodore Dalrymple reflects on the best work of art in half a millennium. 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 19.10.12

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This week, A N Wilson says that Chaucer was the Jimmy Savile of his time; Rosa Monckton tells Dominie Stemp why she is making a stand for the disabled; and John Polkinghorne, a theoretical physicist and Anglican priest, argues that Stephen Hawking was wrong to rule out a Creator. Plus, John Allen says Catholics could decide Obama’s fate; and Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith explains why he loves the film Titanic. 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 12.10.12

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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

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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

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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).