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Print Edition 19.4.13

This week’s issue of The Catholic Herald features a tribute to Baroness Thatcher by Sir Rocco Forte; Jonathan Wright explores how Jesuits have reacted to the election of Pope Francis; Patrick West looks at why so many priests fall in love with football; Lord Alton says the best way to deal with North Korea is through engagement; Nancy Bileau on her historical novels The Chair and The Crown; and David Bereit speaks about his pro-life campaign, 40 Days for Life.

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Print Edition 12.4.13

This week’s issue of The Catholic Herald features an archive interview with Margaret Thatcher from 1978; Therese Coffey MP argues Margaret Thatcher’s life was inspired by her faith; Paolo Gambi reports on the pop star who is descending on the Vatican; Daniel Kalder lists the greatest Catholic films of all time; Stuart Reid explores the life and legacy of Fleet Street legend, Michael Wharton; Clare Ward interviews Fr Timothy Radcliffe ahead of the Word of the Lord conference; and Fr David Vincent Meconi says that having a Jesuit Pope is reason to celebrate.

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Print Edition 5.4.13

This week’s issue of The Catholic Herald features an extract from Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s new book, The Church: Unlocking to the Places Catholics Call Home, in which he poses the question, should churches be sold off to raise funds for the poor? Elsewhere in the paper, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith advises on the best way to face the Second Coming; Lady Paola Windsor reports on Pope Francis’s first days in office; Fr Peter Malone discusses Babette’s Feast, the new Pontiff’s favourite film; James MacMillan argues a poor Church needs grand music; and Melanie McDonagh says that the Catholic Church was right not to join in the criticism of benefit reforms proposed by Iain Duncan Smith.

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Print Edition 29.3.13

This week’s issue of The Catholic Herald includes a free 20-page Easter magazine featuring Archbishop George Stack of Cardiff on the power of Passion plays, Fr Michael Seed on the Resurrection and Fr Tim Gardner on the sacramental qualities of the hot cross bun. In the main paper Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster offers an Easter reflection; Mark Greaves discovers a theatre production inspired by the Stations of the Cross and performed by inmates at Feltham Young Offenders’ Institution; Jonathan Wright says Pope Francis and the new Archbishop of Canterbury must not be afraid to argue with one another; and John Hill meets Mulatu Tafeese, an Ethiopian Catholic helping victims of rape in Addis Ababa.

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Print Edition 22.3.13

This week’s 24-page issue of The Catholic Herald features in-depth coverage of the first week of Pope Francis’s pontificate. Chris Bain gives his eyewitness account of the moment Pope Francis was revealed to the world; Piers Paul Read considers why the Pope rejected Liberation Theology; Miguel Cullen explores Francis’s cultural tastes, which include a love of Edith Piaf; Fr Mark Drew calls on Catholics to follow the Pontiff’s example and leave behind partisanship; and Freddy Gray says the media just doesn’t understand the new Pope.

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Print edition 15.03.13

The Catholic Herald went to press at midday on Wednesday, so sadly Pope Francis does not feature in this week’s edition. Next week, however, we will be offering a bumper 24-page issue profiling the world’s first Jesuit Pope in full. This week, John Thavis says the Roman Curia has its share of quiet heroes; Conrad Black argues that Benedict XVI’s serene departure offers a lesson to our secular leaders; Damian McBride, head of communications at Cafod, gives a Lenten reflection; and, on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War, Mardean Isaac says the west has betrayed Iraqi Christians twice. Bess Twiston-Davies talks to the Britons who staged a Passion play in a tough American jail; and Fr Julian Large says the Oratory once used so many candles in its Forty Hours Devotion that a fire engine was kept on standby.

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Print edition 08.03.13

This week, Ann Widdecombe, Stuart Reid, Tim Stanley, Julie Etchingham, AN Wilson, Fr Tim Finigan and Fr Aidan Nichols OP give their view of what the new pope’s top priority should be; Piers Paul Read considers what qualities a pope must have; physicist Fr Andrew Pinsent tells Sarah Mac Donald that the Church must not be airbrushed out of scientific history; Bishop Echevarría says Benedict XVI’s rich teaching will guide Catholics for many years to come; Colin Brazier reflects on being thrown off a horse; and Freddy Gray says you can’t walk 10 feet in Rome without coming across something that might change your life.

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Print edition 01.03.13

This week, we offer in-depth coverage of Pope Benedict XVI’s last days as Pontiff, with the full text of his moving general audience address on Wednesday. Over six pages we profile the men who could become pope. Michael Coren introduces Cardinal Ouellet, while Fr Dwight Longenecker considers Cardinal Dolan, and Anna Arco writes about Cardinal Schönborn. Plus, Will Heaven says Benedict XVI was the first pope of the digital age; and Paul Johnson wonders if the world is entering a new dark age of barbarism.

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Print edition 22.02.13

This week’s collector’s issue provides full coverage of Benedict XVI’s last days as pope, from his emotional Mass on Ash Wednesday to his masterly address to priests in Rome. Plus, a panel of writers consider his legacy. Stuart Reid, Damian Thompson, Anna Arco, Conrad Black, Paschal Uche, Fr Tim Finigan, Mgr Keith Newton and Bishop Philip Egan, among many others, reflect on his gifts to the Church. Meanwhile, George Weigel says we are seeing the birth of a new Catholicism; Patrick Pullicino explains how to inject compassion into the NHS; and Jenny McCartney wonders if the end of the Sun’s Page 3 girl is in sight. You can read it all online by subscribing here (for £40 a year). Or, for a hard copy, go here (£75 for a year’s worth).

Print edition 15.02.13

This week we offer in-depth coverage of Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to abdicate, with a comprehensive round-up of reactions around the world and a guide to what will happen next. In other news, Luke Coppen meets Tom Peterson, the architect of the enormously successful Catholics Come Home campaign; and Sister Wendy Beckett explains why she has allowed her letters to nuns to be published, even though she cannot bear to read them herself. Meanwhile, Stuart Reid, Leonie Caldecott, Pastor Iuventus and Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith together say: thank God for Pope Benedict XVI. You can read it all online by subscribing here (for £40 a year). Or, for a hard copy, go here (£75 for a year’s worth).