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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.

Print edition 17.06.11

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This week, historian Paul Badde reports on an encounter with the oldest surviving image of Christ; Melanie McDonagh asks if it is possible to be both a Catholic and a feminist; permanent deacon Sean Loone reflects on the meaning of fatherhood; and Stuart Reid says that opposing euthanasia is the easy bit. Damian Thompson, meanwhile, writes about Mapledurham House, Catholic England’s best-kept secret.

Print edition 10.06.11

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This week, John Pontifex reports from Cairo on Egypt’s embattled Christians; Philip Booth says the Church should be wary of David Cameron’s ‘wellbeing agenda’; James Knott talks to Michael Questier, the professor offering fresh insights on the brutal death of Margaret Clitherow; and Natasha Collins explains how cooking lessons with her chef father changed her life. Stuart Reid, meanwhile, attends an Extraordinary Form Mass with a female altar server.

Print edition 03.06.11

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This week, Anna Arco writes about the joys of reporting on the Church under Benedict XVI; Jerome di Costanzo laments the return of a damaging heresy; Bishop David McGough says Ascension offers a new beginning; Eric Hester suggests that a Catholic exam would ensure that pupils left school knowing the faith; and John Hinton reviews a masterly new biography of Bismarck. Katy Hounsell-Robert, meanwhile, meets Mark Cazalet, the painter who shows Christ in the everyday bustle of the modern city.

Print edition 27.05.11

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This week, Mark Greaves speaks to Japan’s only married priest, Fr Satoru Kato, about his journey from Buddhism to Catholicism via John Henry Newman and the Oxford Movement; Clare Walker, president of the Catholic Medical Association, says Catholics should not leave it to the hierarchy to speak up about euthanasia in the NHS; and Pastor Iuventus warns about the dangers of virtual Christianity. Patrick Reyntiens, meanwhile, marvels at Miró; and Stuart Reid considers female servers at Extraordinary Form Masses.

Print edition 20.05.11

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This week, we report in full on the bishops’ decision to restore meatless Fridays; former Herald director Otto Herschan recalls keeping cardinals on their toes; Carolyn Reynier meets the Welsh parish priest of Saint-Tropez; and Pastor Iuventus answers the question: ‘What is the meaning of life for you?’ Fr Z, meanwhile, defends the new translation of the Nicene Creed; and Stuart Reid remembers the atrocities of the Spanish Civil War.

Print edition 13.05.11

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This week, Timothy Tindal-Robertson writes about John Paul II and the meaning of Fatima; Fr Tim Gardner OP, on the 120th anniversary of Rerum Novarum, says the encyclical continues to inspire activists in Britain; composer James MacMillan tells Michael White that he would rather leave the world of opera than have to write a piece about Diana; and William Oddie predicts that Fr Ian Ker’s biography of GK Chesterton will last generations. Stuart Reid, meanwhile, reports from the ‘alternative blognic’ in Rome.

Print edition 06.05.11

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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.