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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

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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.

Print edition 25.02.11

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This week Phoebe Greenwood meets Fr Jorge Hernandez, the only priest in Gaza, along with his beleaguered and defiant flock; Mark Greaves speaks to Paul Maynard, a young Catholic MP with cerebral palsy; Charley James, a victim of abuse, writes about overcoming fear, shame and distrust with the help of clergy; and Ryan Service offers tips on how to improve a parish newsletter. Stuart Reid, meanwhile, finds out if ‘clown Masses’ are an urban myth, and Fr Robert Barron considers exorcism at the cinema.

Print edition 18.02.11

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This week Anna Arco speaks to Fr Keith Newton, the head of the world’s first Personal Ordinariate, about his passion for Africa and his hopes for Christian unity; Maureen Lipman salutes the brave monks of Tibhirine, killed by extremists in Algeria; and home baker Andrew M Brown urges Christians to take bread seriously. Stuart Reid, meanwhile, thinks about lying, and the ethics of pro-life group Live Action; while Ed West discovers that Humanists had a ‘Benedict bounce’ too.

Print edition 11.02.11

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This week Anthony Hopkins tells Gabrielle Donnelly why he could never be an atheist; Scott P Richert addresses the ‘everyone else is going up, so I will too’ approach to Holy Communion; John Wilkins wonders why Catholics are so uncharitable online; and Eldred Willey reports on the quiet miracles happening in ‘Africa’s Medjugorje’. Plus, Stuart Reid confronts his fear of garlic; and Andrew M Brown gives the Coen brothers’ True Grit remake a rare five stars.