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Jackie Kennedy (PA)

All Catholics have the right to speak to their pastors in the strictest confidence

John and Jacqueline Kennedy pictured leaving a church (PA)

Letters exchanged by Kennedy and priest to be auctioned in Dublin in June

Isabella was granted the title ‘the Catholic’ by a papal bull in 1496. Her Cause was launched in 1958 in the Diocese of Valladolid, where she died in 1504

Those promoting Queen Isabella’s Cause can’t ignore the horrendous suffering she imposed on the Jewish people

Kelly Reilly and Brendan Gleeson in Calvary Below: Gleeson and Chris O'Dowd

John Michael McDonagh has found his very own De Niro in Brendan Gleeson

Irish abuse victim Marie Collins Below: Collins speaks in a video interview (CNS)

Marie Collins nominated by Pope Francis to sit on the new Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minor

Thousands gather of Dublins O'Connell Street for this years St Patricks day parade (PA)

Hail, glorious St Patrick!

But beware the dangerous new tradition that paints 20th century Ireland as a grim theocracy

Mary Kenny with Catholic Herald chairman Peter Sheppard

In her new autobiography, The Catholic Herald columnist demonstrates her skill for writing about both people and ideas

Pope Francis (CNS)

Vatican ordered worldwide survey on ‘Pastoral Challenges in the Family’ ahead of synod

Dame Judi Dench with Philomena Lee at a gala screening of Philomena last year (PA)

Pope shouldn’t be used as part of a ‘marketing strategy,’ says Fr Lombardi

Pope Francis (PA)

The Irish Catholics who protested against the closure are also worthy of praise