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Print edition 28/3/14

This week we bring you an exclusive piece on Bishop Malcolm McMahon’s new hopes for his ministry in Liverpool. We report on the significance of the Vatican commission on child protection and the priest who has admitted to entering into a sham civil partnership. We also tell you why the Archdiocese of Liverpool is opposing a local Catholic school’s plans to become a free school.

In other news, the new Bishop of Paisley pays tribute to his newsagent father, Pope Francis issues a grave warning to the Mafia and we capture the moments that a singing nun wowed the world on the Italian version of The Voice. We also interview ex-Clash drummer Terry Chimes and Lord Alton reveals the common flaw in each assisted suicide Bill which has faced Parliament.

Print edition 21/3/14

In this week’s edition we report on pro-life alarm concerning moves to liberalise Britain’s abortion law, tributes to the late Clarissa Dickson Wright and why a climate of fear has emerged in the Vatican. Also Fr Hugh Somerville-Knapman asks if we need a new form of the Mass and Mary Kenny explains why celebrities are losing their souls.

Print edition: 17/3/14

In this week’s print edition of the Catholic Herald, we report on Cardinal Müller’s warning to the Ordinariate, we find out why Fr Antonio Spadaro was scared to interview Pope Francis and we feature a full report on the doctors who say there is no medical explanation for the survival of a baby whose parents prayed to Archbishop Fulton Sheen. Also, Stuart Reid returns to our pages to defend ‘laundry list’ Confessions and Bishop Michael Nazir-ALi reviews John Allen’s book, ‘The Global War on Christians.’

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Print Edition: 7/4/14

In this week’s print edition of the Catholic Herald, to mark the first anniversary of his papacy, there is exclusive analysis of Pope Francis’s progress in office so far. Father Timothy Radcliffe explains why Pope Francis wants a ‘Holy Mess,’ while journalist Dennis Sewell predicts that the media honeymoon will soon be over and ambassador to the Holy See, Nigel Baker, describes his initial reaction when he first heard that Benedict XVI had resigned. Meanwhile, Mary Kenny reveals the real reason behind the drop in the teenage pregnancy rate.

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Print Edition: 28/2/14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald, there is full coverage of last weekend’s consistory of cardinals in Rome. Ann Widdecombe discusses the importance of penance. Jenny McCartney on Julian Assange, the flawed revolutionary. Bishop Kieran Conry argues that Catholics need a fresh approach to Confession. Mary Frances McKenna says Benedict XVI’s teaching about women in the Church displayed his radical side. And Quentin Falk reviews, The Book Thief, the big screen adaptation of Markus Zusak’s bestselling novel.

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Print Edition: 14/02/14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald, Melanie McDonagh poses the question, would you eat a chocolate pope? Laura Keynes on Shakespeare and assisted suicide. Dennis Sewell says the UN’s advice for the Church is useless. Will Gore interviews Dr Irving Finkel, the British Museum curator who has made an amazing discovery about the origins of the biblical flood story. Madeleine Teahan wonders why the Church only prepares some couples for marriage with only one day’s instruction. And Miguel Cullen reviews on Dulwich Picture Gallery’s David Hockney exhibition.

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Print Edition: 07/02/14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald, Archbishop Leo Cushley offers a moving eyewitness account of Benedict XVI’s resignation on the first anniversary of that momentous day. Architect Ptolemy Dean discusses his plans to give visitors to Westminster Abbey a striking new view of the shrine of St Edward the Confessor. Quentin de la Bédoyère asks why young Japanese men are opting for virtual relationships with female cartoon characters. Kristina Cooper explains why Pope Francis is embracing the Charismatic movement and David Twiston Davies raises an eyebrow at the Sun newspaper’s prayer campaign to end Britain’s heavy rains.

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Print Edition 31.1.14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Tim Stanley wonders whether American satirist Stephen Colbert is the new Augustine. Ettore Gotti Tedeschi argues that babies can solve the economic crisis. Fr Frankie Mulgrew describes how comedy drew him to the priesthood. Megan Hodder interviews US talk show host Teresa Tomeo about her new book that urges Catholics to stop worrying about careers and diets and to focus on God instead. Jonathan Luxmoore says Orthodox and Catholic leaders in Ukraine can help solve the country’s current crisis. And Robert Tanitch reviews The Globe’s new production of The Duchess of Malfi.

Print Edition 24.1.13

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald Simon Caldwell explains why a free press is vital for Catholicism. Quentin de la Bedoyere explores the dark soul of 007. Madeleine Teahan interviews Sister Mary, the missionary who bankers seek out for lessons in leadership. James Harrington on how his eight-year-old upset internet atheists. Jonathan Wright argues that Cardinal Richelieu was no evil genius, despite what the new BBC adaptation would have us believe. And Will Gore reviews Inside Llewyn Davis and says the Oscars were wrong to snub the Coen brothers.

Print Edition 17.1.14

In this week’s print edition of The Catholic Herald we’re running an exclusive interview with Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols of Westminster. Melanie McDonagh argues that Pope Francis is, in fact, a liberal. Fr Timothy Buckley suggests the Church should change its approach to the divorced and remarried. Fr Adrián Taranzano asks if a secretive pact by bishops at Vatican II inspired Francis’s modest lifestyle. And Christopher Howse warns Catholics travelling abroad to watch out for kneelers that bite back.

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