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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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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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