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Campaigners are urging the Vatican to abandon the tradition. They don’t realise how much it has already evolved

Plus: Charles Guthrie on the perils of pacifism

Take a look inside this week’s Catholic Herald

A sneak preview of this week’s issue

Talk of a ‘hierarchical’ God and a ‘vertical’ universe overlooks basic Catholic doctrine

After Mary Beard’s list of important Romans, here’s mine…

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops

Edward Pentin offers an explosive and compelling account of last October’s family synod

MAGNIFICAT: The week ahead

How to get more from Magnificat, the daily spiritual life companion

The masculine-specific language of Father and Son isn’t arbitrary or replaceable

Cardinal Nichols provides a wonderful antidote to the legalism that sees morality as a set of rules