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Print edition 18.10.11

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This week, Peter Ackroyd talks to John Hinton about the shock of the Reformation; Eamon Duffy writes about Gregory VII, the German pope who took on a secular world; and Conrad Black says the conversion of Blessed John Henry Newman was like a rock thrown into the Victorian pond. Plus, conductor Marin Alsop explains how she is inspired by St Joan of Arc; and James Delingpole says Cardinal Pell is right about climate change alarmists. You can read it all online by subscribing here. Or, for a hard copy, go here.

Print edition 14.10.11

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This week, Louise Mensch, the chick-lit author turned pro-life MP, talks to Catherine Lafferty about saints, abortion laws and her fear of flying; Mgr Stephen Rossetti says he has the data to prove that priests today are truly happy; Sister Helen Alford, Cambridge engineer and Dominican, explains how she broke the glass ceiling in Rome; and David V Barrett is thrilled by a stunning display of Mexican votive paintings. You can read it all online by subscribing here. Or, for a hard copy, go here.

Print edition 07.10.11

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This week, Siri Abrahamson explains how a terrible loss led her and her husband to the Church; Jack Carrigan meets Francesca Kay, the award-winning novelist who is fascinated by faith; Edward Echlin explains why the Pope keeps half a million bees; and Madeleine Teahan talks to Bobby Schindler about his 15-year fight to save the life of his sister, Terri Schiavo. Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith, meanwhile, says St Alphonsus Liguori would think twice before driving at 80mph.

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Print edition 30.09.11

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This week, we offer full coverage of Pope Benedict XVI’s historic visit to Germany; Jonathan Luxmoore remembers Cardinal Świątek, the Church leader who survived death sentences from both the Nazis and the Soviets; Ed West meets Kevin Vost, memory expert, Olympic-level weightlifter and defender of the faith; and Donal Anthony Foley says a negative judgment on Medjugorje is imminent. Stuart Reid, meanwhile, suggests meatless Fridays are a chance for indulgence. You can read it all online by subscribing here. Or, for a hard copy, go here.

Print edition 23.09.11

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This week, Oldie editor Richard Ingrams reveals why he became a Catholic in his 70s; Simon Caldwell reports on the amazing growth of the Tyburn Nuns; Christopher Howse asks why St Francis is most famous for things he never said; and Die Welt editor Paul Badde ponders German hostility to the Pope. Paolo Gambi, meanwhile, meets a model who once burst out of Berlusconi’s birthday cake; and Freddy Gray says Britons have one great love: themselves. You can read it all online by subscribing here. Or, for a hard copy, go here.

Print edition 16.09.11

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This week, we mark the first anniversary of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain. Julie Etchingam, ITN presenter, recalls the Pope’s infectious sense of joy; Fr Ian Ker predicts a second Newman miracle; and Ryan Service says the visit confirmed his calling to the priesthood. Plus, Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster talks to Luke Coppen about learning the new Mass translation; and Will Gore meets a champion boxer, Tyson Fury, who would rather go to heaven than win a match. You can read it all online by subscribing here. Or, for a hard copy, go here.

Print edition 09.09.11

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This week, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith recalls the Catholic heroes of 9/11; historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto explains why he finds Catholicism so liberating; Simon Sebag Montefiore says that writing a biography of Jerusalem almost killed him; and Douglas Murray argues that, after Regensburg, no one dares speak out for persecuted Christians. Fr Tim Gardner, meanwhile, offers some lively recipes to spice up meatless Fridays.

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Print edition 02.09.11

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This week, Toby Young says Blessed John Henry Newman would have loved his new free school; Jack Carrigan meets the pioneering Catholic apologist Michael Voris; Bishop Peter Doyle recalls four days that restored the confidence of Britain’s Catholics; and Fr Anthony Symondson enjoys the National Gallery’s ground-breaking exhibition of altarpieces. Stuart Reid, meanwhile, says the new Mass translation is a Very Good Thing.

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Print edition 26.08.2011

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This week, you can read our extensive coverage of the Pope’s World Youth Day visit to Madrid, including on-the-ground reportage from Madeleine Teahan. We report Bishop Roche’s view that Britain has lost its Christianity – hence the rioting in recent weeks. Jill, Duchess of Hamilton, describes how Assad is shoving Christians into the firing line in Syria. And Peter Stanford pens a moving tribute to Lord Longford, “unjustly pigeonholed as a ‘dotty peer’.”

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Print edition 19.08.11

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This week, we report on a showdown between the diocese of Shrewsbury and Trafford Council over alleged discrimination against Catholic parents, and report on the latest efforts by Chilean Bishops to help quell rioting in the troubled South American country. Freddy Gray suggests that American want a president who prays, while Melanie McDonagh asks: how can we make confession less boring for priests? Meanwhile, Stuart Reid attends a controversial Soho Mass.

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