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Plus Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith on godparents and Dan Hitchens on how the Church should respond to drug legalisation

Dr David Jenkins, the former Bishop of Durham, died on Sunday (PA)

The former Bishop of Durham got people talking about religion but was wrong in his approach to dogmatic theology

The Duke and Duchess of Norfolk have been living in different wings of Arundel Castle in West Sussex for 5 years (AP)

Perhaps the Duke and Duchess could share their experience of how they refounded their marriage with struggling couples

The Bulgarian Orthodox Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia (PA)

The Church needs a better response to the Sunni-Shia war and and global poverty

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Inside this week’s Catholic Herald

A sneak preview of our latest issue

'We sincerely hope that Bishop Michael Campbell will be willing to work with us' (© Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

We want to be a forum for dialogue to promote peace and reconciliation

A boy is baptised as his family watches (CNS)

We need a new mission for families, so that parents and would-be parents learn what the Christian vision of family life is all about

The Catholic Herald held its first evening of Friary Talks on Wednesday October 19. Its guest speakers were Nadine Dorries, MP for Mid-Bedfordshire, Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith and Matthew Sturgis. Topics included pre-abortion counselling, St Augustine, and Rome as the heart of Christianity. The talks were followed by questions and drinks

MP Nadine Dorries, theologian Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith and author Matthew Sturgis speak at first Herald talks

Mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni (Photo: PA)

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith on why so little violent crime happens in Italy

Sins are not meant to be a form of public entertainment

The existence of the seal of the confessional reminds us that these things belong firmly in the internal forum