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Print edition: June 6 2014

In the Catholic Herald this week we bring you an exclusive report on the rise in Dominican vocations, the latest attempts to curb pro-life activism on university campuses and Edward Pentin reports on the author who claims Pope Francis has saved the Vatican.

Meanwhile Mary O’Regan speaks to Bishop-elect Kevin Doran and Timothy Stanley explains why Hollywood is turning back to God. Madeleine Teahan reveals Pope Francis’s unlikely celebrity fans, Will Heaven advises Pope Francis’s critics and Stuart Reid explains why he is making a Left turn.

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Print edition: May 30, 2014

Our edition this week brings you in-depth coverage of the Pope’s visit to the Holy Land including eye witness accounts from Madeleine Teahan and Jill, Duchess of Hamilton.

We also have an exclusive interview with Bishop Athanasius Schneider, who has some reassuring words on the future of the Church. Laura Keynes writes about the courageous Catholics who face intimidation online and Quentin de la Bédoyère reveals Pope Francis’s big problem. Meanwhile Nick Thomas names the monster which Nigel Farage has slain, Mary Kenny explains why we must weigh up our words when discussing abuse and Melanie McDonagh laments the decline in good behaviour now commonplace during Mass. Also Fr Raymond de Souza brings you the latest on the drive to exclude pro-life candidates from public life in Canada.

Print Edition: May 23, 2014

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald there is an extensive preview of Pope Francis’s trip the Holy Land. There are also reports on how attacks on Christians in Europe are on the rise and on the appointment of Bishop Ralph Heskett as the new Bishop of Hallam.

Elsewhere in the paper, Catholic writer Piers Paul Read discusses his formative years as a Marxist in an interview by Luke O’Sullivan, while Sophie Caldecott explains how a group of Hollywood superheroes have helped her family. Julius Boniface Okuni says Pope Francis is perplexing the African faithful and Ryan Service offers a guide to the good and bad points of parish fetes. And Nigel Pickford looks back on a 17th century row between journalists that sparked some of the largest anti-Catholic protests London has ever seen.

In arts and books, Will Gore reviews Fading Gigolo, a new film starring Woody Allen, and John Hinton considers the young Winston Churchill in his review of Jonathan Rose’s book, The Literary Churchill.

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Print Edition: May 16, 2014

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald there is an extensive report on the announcement that Paul VI will be beatified in October. There is also news on the first Oratorian to be ordained bishop in 140 years and Pope Francis urging the UN to resist ‘the culture of death’ in reference to abortion.

Elsewhere in the paper we have an extract from a new book by Roger Scruton that asks whether Darwin can tell us anything more than Freud can about faith and Tim Stanley reports back from Israel ahead of the Pope’s visit to the Holy Land. There is also a look ahead to the Champions League Final as DJ Kearney assesses the influence of the English Church on football in Madrid and in our Comment section Nina Shea says action is being taken to help Christians in the Middle East.

In arts and books, Quentin Falk reviews the new blockbuster version of Godzilla while Jonathan Wright casts his critical eye over Terry Eagleton’s Culture and the Death of God.

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Print Edition: 9 May 2014

This week we report on Archbishop Mennini’s call for strong resistance to the introduction of assisted suicide in the UK and we remember Fr Mark Elvins, the well-known Catholic author, who passed away on May 1.

We also bring you an exclusive piece, where we ask Bishop Philip Egan, Fr Tim Finnigan, Dr Joseph Shaw, Mac McLernon and Elizabeth Scalia: “What’s the point of Catholic blogging?” Meanwhile, Joseph Seferta explains how to unite the Eastern and Western Church, Fr Alexander-Lucie Smith reveals how long Mass should last and Stuart Reid pleads for no more GK Chesterton. Will Heaven also exposes the heroic husband behind war-time prime minister, Winston Churchill and Lord Deben tells us why Pope Francis’s next encyclical will unsettle us all.

Print edition: May 2 2014

This week we bring you exclusive eye-witness accounts of the papal canonisations from Sky broadcast journalist Colin Brazier, Dame Joanna Bogle and Jo-Anne Rowney. We also include full reports on the ceremony itself and Pope Francis’s homily along with a brilliant canonisation cartoon from cartoonist and author, Simone Lia. We also have in-depth coverage on the new Archbishop of Liverpool and his sermon at his installation Mass on the Feast Day of St Joseph the Worker.

Alicia von Stamwitz interviews theologian Jean Vanier and Robin Harris explains why the Church can’t resist the whims of modernity by itself. Also, Fr David Forrester asks if Isabella the Catholic was really a saint and Quentin de la Bédoyère exposes the sadism in practical jokes.

Print Edition: April 25 2014

This week we bring you a unique commentary and analysis on the lives of the papal saints. Cardinal Turkson writes on John XXIII’s landmark encyclical, Pacem in Terris while Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor writes about the first time he ever saw the papal saint. Meanwhile, Rabbi Cooper and Rabbi Adlerstein explain why the Jewish people give thanks for John XXIII and John Paul II. William Oddie explains why John Paul II was John Paul the Great, Mgr J Bransfield writes on the late pope’s Theology of the Body and George Weigel explains why he was the ‘unbloody revolutionary.’

We also have all the coverage of Pope Francis’s second Easter in Rome, the latest details on the canonisation ceremony and how you can tune in from the UK and an exclusive interview with the woman taking on Enda Kennedy, Ireland’s prime minister .

Print Edition 18/4/2014

This week we tell you all you need to know about the new Bishop of Brentwood and include extensive coverage of the Vatican conference on human trafficking, organised by the bishops of England and Wales. Francis Phillips interviews the former rock journalist who says the Church helped her to heal the wounds of sexual abuse. Fr James Martin tells us how to be like Christ during a crisis and Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith explains why the Cross is not tragic.

Our edition also includes a free magazine to inspire you through the Paschal Triduum over the next few days. This year we focus on the Women Who Never Left the Side of Jesus. Amy Welborn urges us to speak out with the courage of the women who saw the risen Jesus, Laura Keynes reflects on staying with the suffering and Margaret Mizen writes that she clung to the Blessed Virgin Mary, after the murder of her son Jimmy.

We also bring you tasty Easter treats from Melanie McDonagh including Easter biscuits and stuffed eggs.

Next week’s issue we are launching a special edition to celebrate the canonisations of Pope John Paul II and John XXIII. Why not try our Catholic Herald 6 issues for £6 special appetiser deal here?

Print edition: 11/4/2014

This week we bring you an exclusive report on the threat to freedom of expression for pro-life students in Cardiff, the diocese that is converting all of its schools to academies and how a beloved church in Preston has been rescued from closure. We also report on the death of US Navy captain, Jeremiah Denton, who survived his seven-year Vietnam War imprisonment by praying the rosary, and we have original analysis from our Rome correspondent, Edward Pentin, of the Queen’s historic visit to the Vatican.

Soho’s gutsy parish priest Fr Alexander Sherbrooke tells Mark Greaves what Mother Teresa taught him through peeling an orange and four experts reveal what they think is wrong with Catholic education. Will Gore reviews the ‘jet black comedy’ Calvary and Brendan O’Neill explains why John Locke must be spinning in his grave following the ousting of Mozilla CEO, Brendan Eich.

Print edition 4/4/2014

This week Kenny Thomas, the 1990s pop star tells us which music station he thinks is playing in hell, we report on the appointment of Mgr Nicholas Hudson as the new Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster and the ‘Bishop of Bling’s’ expenses list, including a £31,000 bathtub. The Archbishop-elect of Liverpool speaks out for the invisible poor who live in Liverpool while Mark Hoban MP says the Catholic Church must engage with the Conservative Party. We also bring you the first details of Pope Francis’s planned trip to the Holy Land in May.

We also have an exclusive interview with Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted, Quentin Falk’s review of biblical blockbuster Noah and Jessie Childs tells the story of the “hot, holy, lady” who protected the Jesuits from the terror of Elizabethan England.

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