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Print edition 06.05.11

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – news, features, comment, letters and reviews – is not available online.

This week, we have five pages of photos and reports from the beatification of Pope John Paul II; Miguel Cullen talks to actor and director Emilio Estevez, whose new film features his father, Martin Sheen, on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela; Sister Janet Fearns hails the Red Box, an enduring symbol of Catholic generosity; and Francis Davis urges Britain’s bishops to take the lead in a civic revolution. Robin Baird-Smith, meanwhile, says the royal wedding filled him with hope.

Print edition 29.04.11

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This week Bishop Javier Echevarría, the Prelate of Opus Dei, recalls his personal memories of John Paul II; Stratford Caldecott, an editor of Magnificat, explains why “for many” is replacing “for all” in the new Mass translation; Bishop Crispian Hollis of Portsmouth, who is nearing retirement, tells Katy Hounsell-Robert how he has loved serving his flock; and Mgr Keith Barltrop says society sorely needs the message of Divine Mercy. Will Heaven, meanwhile, looks forward to the happiest royal occasion of his lifetime.

Print edition 22.04.11

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This week, in our 20-page Easter magazine, George Weigel writes about the holiness of Pope John Paul II, evident to Catholics and non-believers alike; Fr Michael Collins reveals a side to the pope that most people never saw; and Anna Arco reports on how the JPII generation is adapting to life without him. In the paper, Catherine Lafferty meets an unlikely thorn in Col Gaddafi’s side; Adam A J DeVille says the gap between Catholics and Orthodox Christians is narrowing. Stuart Reid, meanwhile, wonders why the middle class is so mean-spirited about the royal wedding.

Print edition 15.04.11

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This week, Ed West talks to Francis Campbell, former ambassador to the Holy See, about his new posting in Pakistan; Fr David Forrester urges the Church to make young people its top priority; Freddy Gray explains why he is terrified of Bach; Jonathan Wright recalls Pope Sylvester II, the Isaac Newton of his time; and Stuart Reid says France’s burqa ban is a victory for good sense.

Print edition 08.04.11

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This week, James Preece argues that children have no need for special liturgies; Fr John Zuhlsdorf explains the new, improved version of the Creed; Michael White meets Robert Hollingworth, who dared to record Alessandro Striggio’s jaw-dropping 40-part Mass; and Donal Foley reports on an Ignatian retreat for busy people. Mary Kenny, meanwhile, considers the plight of today’s grandparents; and Stuart Reid suggests that freedom is overrated.

Print edition 01.04.11

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This week, Bishop Michael Evans says he feels ‘a sense of peace’ despite being told he has only weeks to live; Greg Clark, minister of state for decentralisation, argues that Catholics have the chance to transform British society; Fr John Paul MacKinnon, star of An Island Parish, talks about coping with fame; and Fr John Zuhlsdorf explains changes to the Gloria in the new Mass translation. Stuart Reid, meanwhile, gives advice for confessors, and Sophie Lister writes about Confession in the cinema.

Print edition 25.03.11

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This week, we publish an exclusive interview with the new Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain, Archbishop Antonio Mennini; Christina White argues the case for Catherine of Aragon to be canonised; Brother Peter Damian explains how he felt called to monastic life despite growing up in a non-Catholic family; and Simon Caldwell hails Edmund Campion, the martyr who routed his theological opponents even under torture. Pastor Iuventus mourns a 101-year-old parishioner, while Mary Kenny asks: would Aquinas back war in Libya?

Print edition 18.03.11

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This week, Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury reviews the Pope’s masterly new book; Fr Ashley Beck argues that Church teaching can help doctors make hard decisions about costs; Damian Arnold meets Robert Colquhoun, the 28-year-old leading a thriving pro-life campaign in London; and Edmund Matyjaszek says that Walsingham is becoming a focus of Christian unity 950 years after Our Lady appeared there in a vision. Fr John Zuhlsdorf, meanwhile, explains one of the most striking changes in the new Mass translation, “And with your spirit”.

Print edition 11.03.11

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This week Paschal Uche says that, six months after he addressed the Pope outside Westminster Cathedral, the papal visit still inspires him; lawyer Duncan McNair explains what was at stake in a landmark ruling on Ireland’s abortion laws; Mary O’Regan salutes a feisty saint who scared pagans with bees; Jonathan Wright reports on ‘neurotheology’; and Fr Andrew Burnham, in his Lenten series, reflects on the rise of secularism. Stuart Reid, meanwhile, explains why he is giving up blogs for Lent.

Print edition 04.03.11

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – news, features, comment, letters and reviews – is not available online.

This week barrister Neil Addison argues that Cameron is about to open a Pandora’s box on marriage; Vatican watcher Edward Pentin says Regensburg still haunts Catholic-Muslim relations; and Fr Andrew Burnham, former Anglican bishop and member of Britain’s ordinariate, starts a series of Lenten reflections. Meanwhile, the Herald’s Spiritual Life section gains two new features: Fr John Zuhlsdorf, the world’s leading priest-blogger, begins a column on the new Mass translation; and the team behind Magnificat offer reflections on daily Mass readings.