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Print edition 03.09.10

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

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

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

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.

Print edition 20.08.2010

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

This week, Fr Gerald O’Collins replies to Philip Pullman; Ed West meets atheist-turned-Catholic philosopher John Cottingham; Damian Thompson reports from the Proms; and Bishop John Jukes explains that at the age of 87 he still cherishes the gift of lifelong celibacy. Plus, John de Waal asks Catholics to be charitable in the face of the online atheist mob.

Print edition 13.08.2010

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

This week, Ryan Service struggles with Cardinal Newman’s voluminous writings; Andy Phillips deplores the rise of ersatz Celtic spirituality; Fr Robert Barron urges novelist Anne Rice to return to the Church; and Russell Sparkes explores why the relationship between Catholics and the Labour Party soured. Plus, Stuart Reid finds himself in a spot of ecumenical bother.

Print edition 06.08.2010

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

This week, Fr Keith Beaumont examines the painful conversion of Cardinal Newman; Ed West traces Peter Hitchens’s circuitous journey from strident atheist to defender of the faith; and, on the letters page, readers ask whether anti-Semitism flourishes in justice and peace groups. Plus, we report on the soldier who says his rosary saved him from death in Afghanistan.

Print Edition 30.07.2010

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

This week, we profile Brother Paul McAuley, the English missionary risking all to defend the Amazon Indians; Dominic Scarborough explains why Benedict XVI takes a tough line on dissent; Mary Kenny notes that atheist states launched the fiercest persecutions of homosexuals; and Jonathan Wright wonders if human rights really are a Christian invention. Plus, Stuart Reid takes a nostalgic walk through Hampstead in the footsteps of Evelyn Waugh.

Print edition 23.07.2010

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

This week, we reveal the letters written by Cardinal Newman to a young nun dying of tuberculosis; John Cornwell defends his latest book, Newman’s Unquiet Grave; and Conservative minister Greg Clark argues that it’s time for the Government to stop getting in the way. Plus, Stuart Reid discovers that Christopher Hitchens actually doesn’t mind people praying for him.

Print edition 16.07.2010

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

This week, Jerry Tavares recalls the day he finally hugged the Pope; Fr Tim Finigan advises men on dressing modestly; and Jack Carrigan reviews two new books on Newman. Plus, Canon J John urges Catholics to take a stand against bad church coffee.

Print Edition 09.07.2010

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

This week, Patrick Reyntiens is inspired by medieval treasures at Lambeth Palace; Hugh David wonders whether middle-class values are drawing people away from the faith; and Jack Carrigan suggests that Christopher Hitchens is more generous-hearted than you might think. Plus, Mary Kenny has some advice for the footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, and Stuart Reid finds himself at a magistrates’ court for the first time in 50 years.