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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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Print edition 12.08.11

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This week, we report on Archbishop Nichols’s response to the riots, and remember St Maximilian Kolbe 70 years after his death; Paul Goodman, executive editor of ConservativeHome, asks if Church and state can work together; and Stuart Reid considers the betrayal of black youths. Christopher Howse, meanwhile, says the sign of the Cross is a daring act, and not to be undertaken lightly.

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Print edition 05.08.11

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This week, we publish for the first time the memoir of a nun who survived the atomic bomb; Mark Dowd describes sharing the last day on earth of a man executed for murder; Milo Yiannopoulos urges the bishops to overhaul their website; and Mary O’Regan meets the man who masterminded a bloggers’ conference at the Vatican. Piers Paul Read, meanwhile, says that Anders Breivik is a world apart from the real Templars.

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Print edition 29.07.11

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This week, Fr Christopher Jamison reveals the secret of happiness; Paul Johnson explains why he loved working for the News of the World; Ed West argues that the EU is pushing Europeans apart; and James Preece says devotional life can begin when we are in nappies. Meanwhile, Mgr Andrew Wadsworth, executive director of ICEL, says the new Mass translation will expose all English-speaking Catholics to a precious tradition: Gregorian chant.

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Print edition 22.07.11

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This week, Catholic MP Daniel Kawczynski explains why he lobbied the PM to oust Gaddafi; Mary Kenny defends David and Victoria Beckham against ill-wishers who say they have too many children; and Archbishop Stack and former editors of The Catholic Herald pay tribute to the late Otto Herschan, managing director of the paper for nearly 50 years. Meanwhile, Fr Ronald Rolheiser says that, even though he has been diagnosed with cancer, faith and hope are flooding into his life.

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Print edition 15.07.11

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This week, Luke Coppen speaks to former Telegraph editor Charles Moore about supporting the ordinariate; Mark Dowd flies to Texas for one last conversation with a man about to be executed; Jim Dobbin says the BBC’s tactics on euthanasia are ‘reminiscent of a totalitarian state’; and Michael Coren, in an extract from his new book, explains why Catholics are always right. Edward Leigh, meanwhile, challenges Cameron to keep his promise on marriage, and Stuart Reid says Murdoch was once a standard-issue Left-liberal.

Print edition 08.07.11

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This week, Mark Greaves travels to Italy to witness the making of the new Missal; Angelo Stagnaro visits the resting place of Blessed Bartolo Longo, the Satanist on the path to sainthood; artist David Clayton writes about a Catholic college so traditional it even has medieval guilds; and James MacMillan suggests the creation of a new pontifical institute could mark the end of bad church music. Pastor Iuventus, meanwhile, has a visit from Terry Wogan.

Print edition 01.07.11

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This week, Fr Anthony Symondson and David V Barrett are inspired by the British Museum’s once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of relics and reliquaries; Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith questions the morality of plastic surgery; and Fr Ian Hellyer tells Jack Carrigan of his joy at joining his wife and nine children across the Tiber. Meanwhile, Joseph Shaw, chairman of the Latin Mass Society, says traditionalists do not want to reconstruct the 1950s – just to reconnect with a time-honoured liturgical tradition.

Print edition 24.6.11

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This week the Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Mennini, says Eucharistic adoration is the key to discerning a vocation; Christopher Howse goes on pilgrimage to Spain; Mary Craig writes about the blessings of her unknowable son, diagnosed with ‘gargoylism’; and head teacher John Cosgrove argues that our schools must open up to more non-Catholics. Stuart Reid, meanwhile, asks where Pro Ecclesia went wrong; and Pastor Iuventus celebrates Mass in St Thomas More’s cell.