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Print Edition 29.10.10

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This week, Stanley Hauerwas marvels at the Christian life he found upon moving to Britain; Carolyn Reynier interviews a man who tried running away from his vocation only to become the new Abbot of Worth. William Newton hails Pope Leo XIII as the prophet of the Rosary while the artist Patrik Reyntiens describes the turbulent Romanticism of Salvator Rosa exhibited at the Dullwich Picture Gallery. Plus, Stuart Reid reflects on the upcoming debate entitled “Britain has become an anti-Christian country” and wonders whether it is true.

Print edition 22.10.10

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This week, Scott P Richert urges readers not to accept the myth that Halloween is a pagan festival; Mark Greaves interviews a Sudanese bishop who believes civil war may erupt in his country; Sister Janet Fearns salutes a medical missionary who has worked in east Africa for 40 years; and Fr Anthony Symondson hails a brilliant book on Nicolaus Pevsner, an architectural historian “with the spirit of an ant”. Plus, Stuart Reid ponders Disneyland – the world’s number one pilgrimage destination.

Print edition 15.10.10

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This week, we print the full text of a lecture by Archbishop Vincent Nichols at Brixton prison; Desmond O’Grady writes about Mary MacKillop, arguing that only a master novelist can bring her story to life; and catechist Geoff Callister says we need a plan if we are to seize the Benedict Bounce. Plus, Anna Arco writes about her meeting with the Holy Father, and how she almost burst into tears.

Print edition 08.10.10

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This week, Robert Daniels-Dwyer argues that some five-year-olds are ready for Holy Communion; Marc de Jersey speaks to Abbot Paul Stonham of Belmont about the abbey’s pivotal role in England’s Catholic history; and Jerome di Costanzo says it’s time for Catholics to reclaim the word ‘secularism’ from atheists. Mary Kenny considers the religion of Druidism; Stuart Reid ponders shaving off his beard.

Print edition 01.10.10

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This week, pilgrims recount their experiences of the papal visit; Anna Arco speaks to Paschal Uche, the student from east London who introduced the Pope to a crowd of 2,500 young people; and Fr Christopher Jamison says that Benedict XVI, the teaching Pope, has left Britain with homework. Robin Baird-Smith, meanwhile, is astonished by the elegance and subtlety of Newman’s prose.

Print edition 24.09.10

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This week, we print the full texts of all Pope Benedict XVI’s addresses in Britain, and offer in-depth coverage of each day of the visit: four historic days in which the Holy Father charmed and challenged Britain. William Oddie says the caricature of Benedict XVI as cold and aloof can now finally be laid to rest; Stuart Reid speaks to pilgrims buzzing after Hyde Park; and Patrick West says the whole thing was a disaster for atheism.

Print edition 17.09.10

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This week, Sky News presenter Colin Brazier writes about his preparations for the papal visit; Patrick Reyntiens praises Raphael’s revolutionary tapestries at the V&A; and Daniel Blackman unveils a major new pro-life initiative in London. In news, research suggests that the decline in Mass attendance has stopped. Meanwhile, Fr Ian Ker explores a neglected side of Cardinal Newman: his sense of humour.

Print edition 10.09.10

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This week, Fr Ian Ker explores the pastoral genius of Newman; Fr Anthony Symondson examines the mosaics at Westminster Cathedral; Paul Willis meets an opera singer who discovered his vocation at the White House; and Stuart Reid says Catholics should strain every sinew to see the Pope. Pastor Iuventus, meanwhile, wonders why he has been given a parcel containing string, a pair of rubber balls, and a cassette of the Bee Gees.

Print edition 03.09.10

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This week, in the first of a three-part series, Fr Ian Ker tackles the enormous misunderstanding around Cardinal Newman; Mark Greaves finds out why an order of nuns gave up a beautiful and historic private school to work in a deprived part of Essex; and Fr Anthony Symondson reviews a biography of George Myers, the builder who brought Pugin to life. Mary O’Regan, meanwhile, argues that the papal visit is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for Catholics to speak up for their faith.

Print edition 27.08.10

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This week, Tom Knight reports on the crucial role the Knights of St Columba played in John Paul II’s visit in 1982; Simon Dames travels to Gdansk, where 20 years ago the Solidarity trade union was born; and Jack Valero, spokesman for the Birmingham Oratory, argues that the Birmingham Three campaign is harming the Church.