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Print Edition 17.5.13

This week’s edition of The Catholic Herald features an extract from On Heaven and Earth in which the future Pope Francis and Rabbi Abraham Skorka discuss prayer; Paul McGregor meets Fr Ho Lung, the ‘ghetto priest’ who founded the Missionaries of the Poor in Jamaica; Sophie Caldecott hails a new Catholic magazine for women; and Ed West says it’s not un-Christian to be worried about immigration.

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Print edition 10.05.13

This week Mary O’Regan talks to Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston about the huge pressure on Ireland to legislate for abortion; Peter Stanford meets Sarah Teather, the Lib Dem MP who rebelled over same-sex marriage; Lord Deben spends Easter at a monastery on top of a mountain; Joanna Bogle argues that a century after Fatima, the Christian faith is flourishing in Russia; and Tim Stanley says Ukip’s election shock reveals the return of a voter once thought extinct: the social conservative.

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Print Edition 3.5.13

This week’s issue of The Catholic Herald features psychiatrist Aaron Kheriaty explains how Catholics can conquer depression; Ed West meets the Welsh geneticist seeking to ‘retell the Bible as science’; John Hinton on Benedict XVI’s love of comic creation Don Camillo; Melanie McDonagh assesses Honest to God by then Bishop of Woolwich, John Robinson, 50 years after its publication; and Robert Tanitch reviews the Donmar Warehouse’s revival of The Weir.

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Print Edition 26.4.13

This week’s issue of The Catholic Herald features Domenico Bettinelli on a harrowing week in Boston; Francis Phillips meets Catholic broadcaster Michael Coren; Jon M Sweeney discusses his book on Celestine V, the Pope who abdicated 700 years ago; Benedetta Guarracino on the glory of London’s Italian parish; Mary Kenny reviews Conrad Black’s biography; and Freddy Gray on ‘The New New Atheism’.

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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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