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Catholic Education Service denounces Welsh RE plans - Catholic Herald

Catholic Education Service denounces Welsh RE plans - Catholic Herald

The Catholic Education Service (CES) has criticised the Welsh Government’s plans to impose a new Religious Education curriculum on Catholic schools. Read full article: Catholic Education Service denounces Wel...→

New calls for US sanctions on Turkey for Christian persecution - Catholic Herald

New calls for US sanctions on Turkey for Christian persecution - Catholic Herald

Christian human rights leaders have called on the Trump administration to issue sanctions on Turkey in response to its actions in the Azerbaijan-Armenia confli [...] Read full article: New calls for US sanctions on Turkey for...→

Why Rethink. Reskill. Reboot has got it wrong - Catholic Herald

Why "Rethink. Reskill. Reboot" has got it wrong - Catholic Herald

The government's recent campaign demonstrates a disregard for anyone who doesn’t work in the sectors that provide necessities or keep us "safe". Read full article: Why "Rethink. Reskill. Reboot" has got i...→

Isaiah shows how to resist the temptation to desolation - Catholic Herald

Isaiah shows how to resist the temptation to desolation - Catholic Herald

Twenty-ninth Sunday of the Year Isaiah 45: 1 & 4-6; 1 Thessalonians 1: 1-5; Matthew 22: 15-21 “Thus says the Lord to his anointed, to … Read full article: Isaiah shows how to resist the temptatio...→

Rob Flello: The day my atheist convictions were shattered - Catholic Herald

Rob Flello: The day my atheist convictions were shattered - Catholic Herald

“I had, for all my adult life, been an atheist. Although as a baby I was baptised into the Church of England, I had rejected … Read full article: Rob Flello: The day my atheist convictio...→

Matthew Schmitz, Author at Catholic Herald

Countless institutions have been strained in 2020. Coronavirus has shuttered business and shattered marriages. Following the death of George Floyd, denunciatio [...] Read full article: Matthew Schmitz, Author at Catholic Hera...→

David Lough, Author at Catholic Herald

The Churchill Myths By Steven Fielding, Bill Schwarz and Richard Toye Oxford University Press, 224pp, £20/$25.95 This is not a book about Winston Churchill,... Read full article: David Lough, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Charlotte Fairbairn, Author at Catholic Herald

English Pastoral – An Inheritance By James Rebanks Penguin, 283pp, £20 It opens with a young boy sitting with his grandfather on a tractor... Read full article: Charlotte Fairbairn, Author at Catholic ...→

Jeremy McLellan, Author at Catholic Herald

Every few weeks I see the same tweet. The last one was a typical example: “Don’t go to therapy, go to Confession. It’ll actually... Read full article: Jeremy McLellan, Author at Catholic Hera...→

Missionary sister kidnapped three years ago by jihadists still alive - Catholic Herald

Missionary sister kidnapped three years ago by jihadists still alive - Catholic Herald

A Colombian missionary sister who was kidnapped in Mali over three years ago is reportedly still alive, according to an eyewitness. Read full article: Missionary sister kidnapped three years ...→

Our Lady of Sorrows painting recovered from burned California mission church - Catholic Herald

Our Lady of Sorrows painting recovered from burned California mission church - Catholic Herald

A historic painting of Our Lady of Sorrows survived a devastating fire this summer at a California mission church Read full article: Our Lady of Sorrows painting recovered f...→

Thomas Caddick, Author at Catholic Herald

Alton Towers Resort has defended its sale of Ouija boards and other occult items after a formal complaint was made. Both Ouija boards and...... The SNP MP Marg [...] Read full article: Thomas Caddick, Author at Catholic Heral...→

Elena Ferrante’s coming-of-age novel is also a study of storytelling - Catholic Herald

Elena Ferrante’s coming-of-age novel is also a study of storytelling - Catholic Herald

The Lying Lives of Adults By Elena Ferrante (tr by Ann Goldstein) Europa Editions, 322pp, £20/$26 “One April afternoon, right after lunch, my husband announced [...] Read full article: Elena Ferrante’s coming-of-age novel is ...→

A wife who witnessed - Catholic Herald

A wife who witnessed - Catholic Herald

A Polish princess of the 16th cen­tury, Katarina Jagellonica is an unlikely model for the 21st-century spouse. Yet, as mixed marriages increase and lawyers rep [...] Read full article: A wife who witnessed - Catholic Herald...→

Dutch government backs euthanasia for children under 12 - Catholic Herald

Dutch government backs euthanasia for children under 12 - Catholic Herald

The government of the Netherlands has announced it will allow the euthanization of terminally ill children between the ages of one and 12 Read full article: Dutch government backs euthanasia for ch...→

Pope Francis urges laity to ‘take a step forward’ in evangelization - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis urges laity to ‘take a step forward’ in evangelization - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis called for the laity to “take a step forward” in carrying out the Church’s mission of evangelization in a preface to a book written … Read full article: Pope Francis urges laity to ‘take a step...→

How Henry I’s dark brilliance gave way to Stephen’s incompetence - Catholic Herald

How Henry I’s dark brilliance gave way to Stephen’s incompetence - Catholic Herald

The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream By Charles Spencer Harper Collins, 352pp, £20 It is difficult to imagine a … Read full article: How Henry I’s dark brilliance gave way t...→

Constance Watson, Author at Catholic Herald

As I write, the government is removing holiday destinations from the “travel corridor” – France, Spain and Jamaica among them. This will be disappointing...... [...] Read full article: Constance Watson, Author at Catholic Her...→

Sam Rocha, Author at Catholic Herald

Widely reported as a request for a conquest apology, a letter from Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador to Pope Francis contains other elements... Read full article: Sam Rocha, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Joe Biden dismisses faith questions on SCOTUS nominee - Catholic Herald

Joe Biden dismisses faith questions on SCOTUS nominee - Catholic Herald

Joe Biden has dismissed questions about Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Catholic faith, saying that they should 'not be considered'. Read full article: Joe Biden dismisses faith questions on S...→

On Catholicism in the establishment - Catholic Herald

On Catholicism in the establishment - Catholic Herald

Madeleine Bunting's book 'The Plot' prompts Chapter House columnist Colin Brazier to ask some questions about Catholicism in the Establishment. Read full article: On Catholicism in the establishment - Ca...→

Archbishop Aymond reconsecrates church and altar; calls priest's acts 'demonic' - Catholic Herald

Archbishop Aymond reconsecrates church and altar; calls priest's acts 'demonic' - Catholic Herald

In an act of solidarity with the 350 parishioners of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Pearl River, a visibly upset New Orleans Archbishop Gregory … Read full article: Archbishop Aymond reconsecrates church a...→

The Catholic Trust for England and Wales will receive a share of the £1.57 billi [...]

The Catholic Trust for England and Wales will receive a share of the £1.57 billion pounds set aside by the government’s Culture Recovery Fund... Read full article: The Catholic Trust for England and Wales...→

Fr Henry Wansbrough OSB, Author at Catholic Herald

When St Jerome’s new translation of the Book of Jonah into Latin was read out in church in Oea in North Africa, it nearly... Read full article: Fr Henry Wansbrough OSB, Author at Catho...→

Blessed Carlo Acutis showed that heaven is 'attainable goal,' cardinal says - Catholic Herald

Blessed Carlo Acutis showed that heaven is 'attainable goal,' cardinal says - Catholic Herald

Thousands sang and applauded as Italian teen Carlo Acutis was beatified in a town dear to him and to many Christians around the world: Assisi Read full article: Blessed Carlo Acutis showed that heaven ...→

Corinna Turner, Author at Catholic Herald

Acclaimed author Corinna Turner looks at the life and times -- and the powerful legacy of witness -- of Carlo Acutis, whose beatification is...... London’s sec [...] Read full article: Corinna Turner, Author at Catholic Heral...→

Bishop says Pope Francis is deeply concerned about German Church

Bishop says Pope Francis is deeply concerned about German Church

Pope Francis has expressed “dramatic concern” about the Catholic Church in Germany, according to a bishop who met him this week. Read full article: Bishop says Pope Francis is deeply conce...→

Sarah Sands: Covering religion on BBC radio was harder than I expected - Catholic Herald

Sarah Sands: Covering religion on BBC radio was harder than I expected - Catholic Herald

Religion is a thorn in the BBC’s flesh, to use an Easter metaphor. It is in the charter of the corporation that it should cover … Read full article: Sarah Sands: Covering religion on BBC ra...→

The assisted-suicide lobby plans another push - Catholic Herald

The assisted-suicide lobby plans another push - Catholic Herald

It was one of the biggest pro-life victories of recent decades. In 2015, the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly against legalising assisted suicide. The vot [...] Read full article: The assisted-suicide lobby plans another...→

Jessica M Dalton, Author at Catholic Herald

Christianity in Sweden has been both nourished and bedevilled by legend. The life of the country’s patron saint, King Eric the Holy (d 1160),...... Galileo and [...] Read full article: Jessica M Dalton, Author at Catholic Her...→

Let's embrace the weird stuff - Catholic Herald

There is virtue in straightforward simplicity, but we cannot escape the fact that by the standards of the modern materialist world, our faith is very weird. Read full article: Let's embrace the weird stuff - Catholic...→

BMA survey shows shifting ideas on assisted suicide - Catholic Herald

59 per cent of those responding said they support changing the law to allow terminally ill and incurably suffering adults the option of a legal assisted death. Read full article: BMA survey shows shifting ideas on assis...→

Lebanon is a Christian foothold in the Middle East. But for how much longer? - Catholic Herald

Lebanon is a Christian foothold in the Middle East. But for how much longer? - Catholic Herald

Christians in the Middle East could be losing their “last foothold” as Lebanon spirals into crisis, the country’s most senior Catholic cleric has said. Speakin [...] Read full article: Lebanon is a Christian foothold in the M...→

Cardinal Zen criticises Parolin over China claims - Catholic Herald

Cardinal Zen criticises Parolin over China claims - Catholic Herald

Cardinal Zen has rejected claims that Benedict XVI approved a draft of the Vatican-China deal, and has accused Cardinal Parolin of “telling a series of lies” Read full article: Cardinal Zen criticises Parolin over Chi...→

Eventual coronavirus vaccine should belong to everyone, pope says - Catholic Herald

Eventual coronavirus vaccine should belong to everyone, pope says - Catholic Herald

An eventual vaccine for COVID-19 would belong to the world and should not be hoarded greedily by countries hosting the lab or labs that develop it, Pope Franci [...] Read full article: Eventual coronavirus vaccine should belo...→

The Burning Question of Bishop Barron - Catholic Herald

The Burning Question of Bishop Barron - Catholic Herald

The animus of Barron's critics arises from their negative attitude toward Vatican II as such, part of their discomfiture with modern theology post-Pascendi. Read full article: The Burning Question of Bishop Barron - ...→

Fratelli Tutti: a timely and welcome meditation - Catholic Herald

Fratelli Tutti: a timely and welcome meditation - Catholic Herald

Solidarity, the doctrine that accounts for the kind of friendship with which Francis is chiefly concerned, is not ancillary to the Church’s teaching. Read full article: Fratelli Tutti: a timely and welcome med...→

Biden ad campaign woos Catholic voters, stays silent on abortion - Catholic Herald

Biden ad campaign woos Catholic voters, stays silent on abortion - Catholic Herald

Biden says he remains opposed to abortion personally, but he has promised to abolish the Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding for abortion. Read full article: Biden ad campaign woos Catholic voters, ...→

As government announce new plans to tackle COVID-19-related mental health issues, Bishops of Scotland stress benefits of public worship - Catholic Herald

As government announce new plans to tackle COVID-19-related mental health issues, Bishops of Scotland stress benefits of public worship - Catholic Herald

The Bishop of Paisley and Vice-President of the Bishops’ Conference of Scotland, John Keenan, has pressed churches across the country to maintain “meticulous” [...] Read full article: As government announce new plans to tack...→

Pablo Kay, Author at Catholic Herald

Invoking Mary’s intercession for the US together as Catholics is imperative for a country beset by multiple crises, said bishops participating a virtual “Rosar [...] Read full article: Pablo Kay, Author at Catholic Herald...→

A fable that deserves to be seriously debated - Catholic Herald

A fable that deserves to be seriously debated - Catholic Herald

Angelico Press has published another imaginative work from their unconventional list of authors. This time it is The Gentle Traditionalist Returns, by Roger Bu [...] Read full article: A fable that deserves to be seriously de...→

The merits of family meals - Catholic Herald

The merits of family meals - Catholic Herald

Fewer British families are sitting down and eating together on a regular basis. Colin Brazier looks at why we'd benefit from more family meals. Read full article: The merits of family meals - Catholic He...→

The poisonous perils of gossip - Catholic Herald

The poisonous perils of gossip - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis recently described gossip as "a plague worse than Covid". Recent events have reinforced his warning. Violet Hudson takes a look. Read full article: The poisonous perils of gossip - Catholi...→

Biden, Trump Appeal for Catholic Vote at Smith Dinner - Catholic Herald

Biden, Trump Appeal for Catholic Vote at Smith Dinner - Catholic Herald

At last night’s 75th annual Alfred E. Smith celebration both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joseph Biden made strong appeals to the Catholic [...] Read full article: Biden, Trump Appeal for Catholic Vote at...→

A book for our peculiar times - Catholic Herald

A book for our peculiar times - Catholic Herald

Sophia Institute Press has collected a sparkling collection of the occasional essays written recently for Crisis Magazine by New York’s most well-read priest. [...] Read full article: A book for our peculiar times - Catholic...→

Amy Coney Barrett: Role Model for Young Women - Catholic Herald

Amy Coney Barrett: Role Model for Young Women - Catholic Herald

Trump’s decision to nominate Barrett to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has struck a chord, and for Catholic mothers, is a point of pride. Read full article: Amy Coney Barrett: Role Model for Young ...→

Dolan says Barrett is 'best candidate' for SCOTUS seat - Catholic Herald

Dolan says Barrett is 'best candidate' for SCOTUS seat - Catholic Herald

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York called Judge Amy Coney Barrett the “best candidate” for the Supreme Court vacancy, and said she, like her [...] Read full article: Dolan says Barrett is 'best candidate' f...→

Vatican downplays controversy over denial of papal audience to Pompeo - Catholic Herald

Vatican downplays controversy over denial of papal audience to Pompeo - Catholic Herald

The Vatican has sought to downplay the controversy over the denial of a papal audience to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Read full article: Vatican downplays controversy over denia...→

The Price of Progress - Catholic Herald

The Price of Progress - Catholic Herald

Important stories are not properly ventilated in public: not because the facts are suppressed, but because their dissemination is delayed. Read full article: The Price of Progress - Catholic Herald...→

The elephant in the room - Catholic Herald

The elephant in the room - Catholic Herald

Tought to say who won the US presidential debate on Tuesday evening, but both candidates steered clear of one issue that is somehow central to the election. Read full article: The elephant in the room - Catholic Hera...→

Vatican: Moneyval review gets underway - Catholic Herald

A highly anticipated review of the Vatican’s efforts to combat money laundering and reform its institutional financial practices began on Wednesday. A communiq [...] Read full article: Vatican: Moneyval review gets underway -...→

How did the US become so divided? Two writers discuss - Catholic Herald

How did the US become so divided? Two writers discuss - Catholic Herald

Dear David, My view of our affairs is admittedly affected by the geographical distance I have from them – I live in Rome – and … Read full article: How did the US become so divided? Two wr...→

‘People are Chestertonian without realising it’: 46 years of the Chesterton Review - Catholic Herald

‘People are Chestertonian without realising it’: 46 years of the Chesterton Review - Catholic Herald

Fr Ian Boyd, CSB, founded the Chesterton Review in 1974 and led the magazine for nearly a half century, during which the journal established a … Read full article: ‘People are Chestertonian without realis...→

AN Wilson's diary: Prince Charles's architecture, Covid and the power of the old - Catholic Herald

AN Wilson's diary: Prince Charles's architecture, Covid and the power of the old - Catholic Herald

The pastiche-Georgian architecture patronised by the Prince of Wales in such little townships as Poundbury, just outside Dorchester, attracted much mockery – s [...] Read full article: AN Wilson's diary: Prince Charles's arch...→

Vatican proposes renewal of agreement with China on bishops' appointments - Catholic Herald

Vatican proposes renewal of agreement with China on bishops' appointments - Catholic Herald

The Vatican has proposed to the Chinese government that they extend an agreement signed in 2018 regarding the appointment of bishops, Vatican Media reported Read full article: Vatican proposes renewal of agreement wi...→

A Handmaid's Tale (a tall one, too) - Catholic Herald

A Handmaid's Tale (a tall one, too) - Catholic Herald

If senior Democrats start positioning themselves as demonising married, family religious types, it could cost them serious votes in important places. Read full article: A Handmaid's Tale (a tall one, too) - Ca...→

Philippine bishop: Murdered lay leaders were 'passionate to their calling' - Catholic Herald

Philippine bishop: Murdered lay leaders were 'passionate to their calling' - Catholic Herald

A bishop has condemned the red-tagging and killing of two village leaders who also served as parish workers on the main Philippine island of Luzon. Read full article: Philippine bishop: Murdered lay leaders ...→

Finding Our Way: A Riddling of America - Catholic Herald

Finding Our Way: A Riddling of America - Catholic Herald

Conversation – being in conversation – is the only available ground of social legitimacy. To truncate the conversation is to destroy society. Read full article: Finding Our Way: A Riddling of America -...→

Religion is not the problem: Brooklyn bishop blasts New York COVID measures - Catholic Herald

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn warned on Friday that New York’s most recent coronavirus measures were “not reasonable.” Read full article: Religion is not the problem: Brooklyn bi...→

The Person Behind The Screen - Catholic Herald

The reality of Christ’s love should be the lens through which we approach politics, and it should inform how we conduct ourselves towards one another. Read full article: The Person Behind The Screen - Catholic ...→

Sr Carino Hodder, Author at Catholic Herald

Of all the personal discoveries which Catholics have made over the course of the lockdown – a taste for gardening; a skill for music;...... Ecclesiastes is not [...] Read full article: Sr Carino Hodder, Author at Catholic Her...→

Alan Fimister, Author at Catholic Herald

For the last century and a half the Church has been dominated by the papacy. The papacy has always been there, instituted by Our...... The traditions complemen [...] Read full article: Alan Fimister, Author at Catholic Herald...→

American football Patriotism and risk - Catholic Herald

American football Patriotism and risk - Catholic Herald

Countless institutions have been strained in 2020. Coronavirus has shuttered business and shattered marriages. Following the death of George Floyd, denunciatio [...] Read full article: American football Patriotism and risk - ...→

The prime minister who became a national symbol - Catholic Herald

The prime minister who became a national symbol - Catholic Herald

The Churchill Myths By Steven Fielding, Bill Schwarz and Richard Toye Oxford University Press, 224pp, £20/$25.95 This is not a book about Winston Churchill, in [...] Read full article: The prime minister who became a national...→

Mistresses and conspiracy theories: Catholicism at Charles II’s court - Catholic Herald

Mistresses and conspiracy theories: Catholicism at Charles II’s court - Catholic Herald

In 1681, when Charles II’s mistress Nell Gwyn travelled to see the king in Oxford, an angry crowd jostled her coach. In response, Nell pointed … Read full article: Mistresses and conspiracy theories: Cath...→

Confession is no substitute for therapy (or vice versa) - Catholic Herald

Confession is no substitute for therapy (or vice versa) - Catholic Herald

Every few weeks I see the same tweet. The last one was a typical example: “Don’t go to therapy, go to Confession. It’ll actually make … Read full article: Confession is no substitute for therapy ...→

Friday supper: Baked lemon sole with anchovy, capers and lemon - Catholic Herald

Friday supper: Baked lemon sole with anchovy, capers and lemon - Catholic Herald

Award-winning food writer Lucas Hollweg suggests a simple and seasonal meat-free recipe for supper tonight - baked lemon sole with anchovy, capers and lemon Read full article: Friday supper: Baked lemon sole with anc...→

Barrett to get Senate committee vote on October 22 - Catholic Herald

Barrett to get Senate committee vote on October 22 - Catholic Herald

The Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on advancing Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court on October 22 Read full article: Barrett to get Senate committee vote on ...→

Alton Towers defends sale of Ouija boards in 'Spooks R Us' range - Catholic Herald

Alton Towers defends sale of Ouija boards in 'Spooks R Us' range - Catholic Herald

Alton Towers Resort has defended its sale of Ouija boards and other occult items after a formal complaint was made. Both Ouija boards and Ouija … Read full article: Alton Towers defends sale of Ouija board...→

Emilie Morrison, Author at Catholic Herald

The Lying Lives of Adults By Elena Ferrante (tr by Ann Goldstein) Europa Editions, 322pp, £20/$26 “One April afternoon, right after lunch, my husband... Read full article: Emilie Morrison, Author at Catholic Hera...→

Canada's bishops say conversion therapy ban threatens religious freedom - Catholic Herald

Canada's bishops say conversion therapy ban threatens religious freedom - Catholic Herald

Canada's Catholic bishops have criticized a Bill banning conversion therapy, arguing that its "disconcerting ambiguity" threatens freedom of religion. Read full article: Canada's bishops say conversion therapy ...→

Archbishop Cordileone plans exorcism at church where Serra statue was toppled - Catholic Herald

Archbishop Cordileone plans exorcism at church where Serra statue was toppled - Catholic Herald

"We cannot allow a small unelected group of lawbreakers to decide what sacred symbols we Catholics or other believers may display," the archbishop said Read full article: Archbishop Cordileone plans exorcism at ...→

The diarist’s gilded frame: Is Curzio Malaparte’s Paris the real thing? - Catholic Herald

The diarist’s gilded frame: Is Curzio Malaparte’s Paris the real thing? - Catholic Herald

I suppose everyone has their own Paris, and “everyone” includes Curzio Malaparte. He would have liked nothing more than to be considered the bad boy … Read full article: The diarist’s gilded frame: Is Curzio Ma...→

The verve and vigour of Herbert McCabe’s writings - Catholic Herald

The verve and vigour of Herbert McCabe’s writings - Catholic Herald

Herbert McCabe: Recollecting a Fragmented Legacy By Franco Manni Cascade Books, 282pp, £50/$36 This book is the first systematic treatment of the thought of a [...] Read full article: The verve and vigour of Herbert McCabe’s...→

Quarantined in Thailand, I came to understand the drama of solitude - Catholic Herald

Quarantined in Thailand, I came to understand the drama of solitude - Catholic Herald

As I write, the government is removing holiday destinations from the “travel corridor” – France, Spain and Jamaica among them. This will be disappointing for … Read full article: Quarantined in Thailand, I came to under...→

Millennial phone fear - Catholic Herald

Millennial phone fear - Catholic Herald

A recent survey found 15 per cent of 16- to 24-year-olds would choose phone calls as their favoured method of communication. Read full article: Millennial phone fear - Catholic Herald...→

Analysis: Mexican leader's letter to Pope Francis deserves careful reading - Catholic Herald

Analysis: Mexican leader's letter to Pope Francis deserves careful reading - Catholic Herald

Widely reported as a request for a conquest apology, a letter from Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador to Pope Francis contains other elements and re [...] Read full article: Analysis: Mexican leader's letter to Pop...→

Thousands pray in Fatima for pandemic to end - Catholic Herald

Thousands pray in Fatima for pandemic to end - Catholic Herald

Thousands of pilgrims gathered in Fátima, Portugal, on Monday evening and prayed during the October anniversary for an end to the coronavirus pandemic. Read full article: Thousands pray in Fatima for pandemic to...→

Thousands protest the imprisonment of an 83-year-old Jesuit accused of terrorism - Catholic Herald

Thousands protest the imprisonment of an 83-year-old Jesuit accused of terrorism - Catholic Herald

The Jesuit priest is accused of being party to a conspiracy that led to a violent clash between Dalit, a term used to denote 'Untouchable' castes in India, pro [...] Read full article: Thousands protest the imprisonment of an...→

Bill Brewer, Author at Catholic Herald

The sainthood cause of Father Patrick Ryan, who died ministering to people during a yellow fever outbreak in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the 1800s, has... Read full article: Bill Brewer, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Catholic Churches boosted by grant from Government's Culture Recovery Fund - Catholic Herald

Catholic Churches boosted by grant from Government's Culture Recovery Fund - Catholic Herald

The Catholic Trust for England and Wales will receive a share of the £1.57 billion pounds set aside by the government’s Culture Recovery Fund (CRF), … Read full article: Catholic Churches boosted by grant from ...→

Ten years ago, The Social Network chillingly portrayed our new elite - Catholic Herald

Ten years ago, The Social Network chillingly portrayed our new elite - Catholic Herald

David Fincher’s The Social Network, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield, turns 10 this autumn. In its focus on the origins of Faceb [...] Read full article: Ten years ago, The Social Network chilli...→

Our hunger for peace finds its ultimate satisfaction in the presence of the Lord - Catholic Herald

Our hunger for peace finds its ultimate satisfaction in the presence of the Lord - Catholic Herald

Twenty-eighth Sunday of the Year Isaiah 25: 6-10; Philippians 4: 12-14 &19-20; Matthew 22: 1-14 “On this mountain, the Lord of hosts will prepare for all peopl [...] Read full article: Our hunger for peace finds its ultimate ...→

Carlo Acutis: His Life and Legacy - Catholic Herald

Carlo Acutis: His Life and Legacy - Catholic Herald

Acclaimed author Corinna Turner looks at the life and times -- and the powerful legacy of witness -- of Carlo Acutis, whose beatification is Saturday, 10 Octob [...] Read full article: Carlo Acutis: His Life and Legacy - Cath...→

Prisoners, professors and immigrants: Swedish Catholicism today - Catholic Herald

Prisoners, professors and immigrants: Swedish Catholicism today - Catholic Herald

In Sweden, like other Scandinavian countries, Catholics are a very small minority. At the same time, this is one of the few areas of Europe … Read full article: Prisoners, professors and immigrants: Sw...→

Letters: Glastonbury, Downside and the Last Night of the Proms - Catholic Herald

Letters: Glastonbury, Downside and the Last Night of the Proms - Catholic Herald

A Glastonbury prophecy Congratulations to Charles Coulombe on his fine article on Glastonbury, and especially for his update on recent developments such as the [...] Read full article: Letters: Glastonbury, Downside and the L...→

The rise and fall of Swedish Catholicism - Catholic Herald

The rise and fall of Swedish Catholicism - Catholic Herald

Christianity in Sweden has been both nourished and bedevilled by legend. The life of the country’s patron saint, King Eric the Holy (d 1160), is … Read full article: The rise and fall of Swedish Catholicism...→

Children who faced abortion baptized in Spain - Catholic Herald

Children who faced abortion baptized in Spain - Catholic Herald

Fourteen children whose mothers considered abortion were baptized last month in Madrid by the city’s archbishop, Cardinal Carlos Osoro Read full article: Children who faced abortion baptized in ...→

French bishops rally Catholics against bioethics bill - Catholic Herald

French bishops rally Catholics against bioethics bill - Catholic Herald

French bishops have urged Catholics to join mass protests against a bill to liberalise abortion and embryo research Read full article: French bishops rally Catholics against b...→

Cardinal Becciu denies trying to influence Pell trial - Catholic Herald

Cardinal Becciu denies trying to influence Pell trial - Catholic Herald

Cardinal Angelo Becciu has “categorically” denied interfering in the trial of Cardinal Pell, after unconfirmed media reports suggested he may have used Vatican [...] Read full article: Cardinal Becciu denies trying to influen...→

Built to train 500 priests a year, Maynooth marks its 225th birthday - Catholic Herald

Built to train 500 priests a year, Maynooth marks its 225th birthday - Catholic Herald

This year Ireland should have been celebrating the 225th anniversary of St Patrick’s College in Maynooth, once the largest seminary in the world. Covid-19 put [...] Read full article: Built to train 500 priests a year, Mayno...→

Weigel's Terrible Arguments - Catholic Herald

Weigel's Terrible Arguments - Catholic Herald

Catholic just war teaching holds that directly and intentionally killing non-combatants is intrinsically evil. It is forbidden, sic et simpliciter. Read full article: Weigel's Terrible Arguments - Catholic H...→

Improbable Hagiographies: St Macrina the Younger - Catholic Herald

Destiny Herndon-De La RosaScandalously irreverent and theologically imprecise briefs on heroines of the faith, written by a recovering Protestant agnostic seek [...] Read full article: Improbable Hagiographies: St Macrina the...→

MP gave reading at Mass the day after Covid-19 test - Catholic Herald

MP gave reading at Mass the day after Covid-19 test - Catholic Herald

The SNP MP Margaret Ferrier attended Mass and gave a reading the day after taking a coronavirus test in response to symptoms. Read full article: MP gave reading at Mass the day after Co...→

Catholic bishops in Nigeria address national crisis - Catholic Herald

Since the 60th anniversary of Nigerian Independence from British rule, the Nigerian government has struggled to quell public discontent. Read full article: Catholic bishops in Nigeria address nati...→

Bishops say 'Rosary for America' imperative for a country in crisis - Catholic Herald

Bishops say 'Rosary for America' imperative for a country in crisis - Catholic Herald

Invoking Mary’s intercession for the US together as Catholics is imperative for a country beset by multiple crises, said bishops participating a virtual “Rosar [...] Read full article: Bishops say 'Rosary for America' imperat...→

Syriac Catholic Patriarch offers free tuition, rent assistance after Beirut blast - Catholic Herald

Syriac Catholic Patriarch offers free tuition, rent assistance after Beirut blast - Catholic Herald

On August 4, a fire in the capital city of Beirut, Lebanon spread to a warehouse containing some 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate. The substance, … Read full article: Syriac Catholic Patriarch offers free tu...→

Pope Francis appoints Card. Farrell, others to new special oversight commission - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis appoints Card. Farrell, others to new special oversight commission - Catholic Herald

The Prefect of the Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, Cardinal Kevin Farrell is to be president of the Commission on Reserved Matters Read full article: Pope Francis appoints Card. Farrell, oth...→

Bishops tweet good wishes and prayers for Trump - Catholic Herald

Bishops tweet good wishes and prayers for Trump - Catholic Herald

President Donald Trump’s announcement he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 “is a sobering reminder of our shared vulnerability, but als [...] Read full article: Bishops tweet good wishes and prayers fo...→

Pope Francis releases Encyclical Letter Fratelli Tutti - Catholic Herald

The eight chapters of Fratelli Tutti are a statement of Pope Francis's social thought, inspired by the Admonitions of the pope’s sainted namesake. Read full article: Pope Francis releases Encyclical Letter ...→

James MacGuire, Author at Catholic Herald

The traditional back and forth badinage of the evening was absent, replaced by a sober and serious tone. Read full article: James MacGuire, Author at Catholic Heral...→

Life is the abundant gift of the creator - Catholic Herald

Life is the abundant gift of the creator - Catholic Herald

Twenty-seventh Sunday of the Year Isaiah 5: 1-7; Philippians 3: 6-9; Matthew 21: 33-43 “Let me sing to my friend the song of his love for his … Read full article: Life is the abundant gift of the creator...→

Friday supper: Fish, squash and fennel stew - Catholic Herald

Friday supper: Fish, squash and fennel stew - Catholic Herald

Award-winning food writer Lucas Hollweg suggests a simple and seasonal meat-free recipe for supper tonight - fish, squash and fennel stew. Read full article: Friday supper: Fish, squash and fennel s...→

Russia's Catholic Church warns against proposed curbs on clergy - Catholic Herald

Russia's Catholic Church warns against proposed curbs on clergy - Catholic Herald

Catholic Church officials in Russia have criticised planned religious law changes that will require all clergy who studied abroad to retrain in a Russian colle [...] Read full article: Russia's Catholic Church warns against p...→

Are Catholics duty-bound to vote? And if so, for who? - Catholic Herald

Are Catholics duty-bound to vote? And if so, for who? - Catholic Herald

Speaking in a dimly lit church, alongside a crucifix and the opening swell of the Allegretto from Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, a Wisconsin priest makes his … Read full article: Are Catholics duty-bound to vote? And if...→

Obituary: Patricia Kelly, a selfless mother and advocate for the unborn - Catholic Herald

Patricia Kelly, who has died aged 88 at her family farm in Carroll County, Maryland, was a tireless advocate for the pro-life cause. Her gentle … Read full article: Obituary: Patricia Kelly, a selfless mot...→

My experience of Catholics has tested my agnosticism - Catholic Herald

My experience of Catholics has tested my agnosticism - Catholic Herald

We all know our actions have consequences for others, but we might not know, and never know, what they are or even whether they existed. … Read full article: My experience of Catholics has tested my...→

Pope releases apostolic letter on Sacred Scripture - Catholic Herald

Pope releases apostolic letter on Sacred Scripture - Catholic Herald

In an apostolic letter dedicated to Sacred Scripture, Pope Francis said that even today, Christians can learn new things from the countless translations of the [...] Read full article: Pope releases apostolic letter on Sacred...→

Commentary: First 2020 US presidential debate an indecorous affair - Catholic Herald

Commentary: First 2020 US presidential debate an indecorous affair - Catholic Herald

The exchanges did not bring much clarity to the contours or the specifics of the national discussion, but they did send international editor Christopher Altier [...] Read full article: Commentary: First 2020 US presidential d...→

Christopher Altieri and David Mills, Author at Catholic Herald

Dear David, My view of our affairs is admittedly affected by the geographical distance I have from them – I live in Rome –... Read full article: Christopher Altieri and David Mills, Aut...→

Ken Craycraft, Author at Catholic Herald

Fr Paul Mankowski SJ, who has died at the age of 66, was a Jesuit priest of immense erudition. A linguist and literary critic,... Read full article: Ken Craycraft, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Could our annual pilgrimage work online? Only up to a point - Catholic Herald

Could our annual pilgrimage work online? Only up to a point - Catholic Herald

What exactly are we losing as our lives move increasingly online? Few of us will be sorry to forgo long commutes, and we will all … Read full article: Could our annual pilgrimage work online?...→

Learning about Pope John Paul I's life will help dispel myths, niece says - Catholic Herald

Learning about Pope John Paul I's life will help dispel myths, niece says - Catholic Herald

Conspiracy theories and dark intrigue about Pope John Paul I's untimely death just one month after his election should be set aside and his life and legacy mad [...] Read full article: Learning about Pope John Paul I's life w...→

The grim reality of student lockdown - Catholic Herald

The grim reality of student lockdown - Catholic Herald

"An idle mind is the devil’s playground and this enforced inertia and isolation is asking for trouble": Panda La Terriere on the students' lockdown. Read full article: The grim reality of student lockdown - C...→

San Francisco warned 'draconian' limits on worship may violate US Constitution - Catholic Herald

San Francisco warned 'draconian' limits on worship may violate US Constitution - Catholic Herald

"San Francisco’s treatment of places of worship raises serious concerns about religious freedom," Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband said Read full article: San Francisco warned 'draconian' limits ...→

Women Are Awesome (as long as they're the right women) - Catholic Herald

Women Are Awesome (as long as they're the right women) - Catholic Herald

In some quarters of America today, it's only some women who get celebrated: the ones who make all the acceptable choices. That sounds a lot like oppression. Read full article: Women Are Awesome (as long as they're th...→

Bishops back anti-police brutality protests in Nigeria - Catholic Herald

Bishops back anti-police brutality protests in Nigeria - Catholic Herald

Nigeria’s Catholic bishops have endorsed recent youth protests calling for an end to police brutality and corruption in the country. Read full article: Bishops back anti-police brutality prote...→

Conversations with strangers - Catholic Herald

Conversations with strangers - Catholic Herald

Supermarket workers, hailed as heroes at the beginning of the pandemic, provide much more than a check-out service, as Colin Brazier finds. Read full article: Conversations with strangers - Catholic ...→

Seminary training to end at Wonersh after no new intake - Catholic Herald

Seminary training to end at Wonersh after no new intake - Catholic Herald

St John's Seminary in Wonersh, Guildford, is ceasing its formation of seminarians, who will be re-located to Allen Hall for the remainder of their studies. Read full article: Seminary training to end at Wonersh afte...→

You could be a catechist without knowing it - Catholic Herald

You could be a catechist without knowing it - Catholic Herald

Of all the personal discoveries which Catholics have made over the course of the lockdown – a taste for gardening; a skill for music; everything … Read full article: You could be a catechist without knowing...→

How the papacy became a Napoleonic institution - Catholic Herald

How the papacy became a Napoleonic institution - Catholic Herald

For the last century and a half the Church has been dominated by the papacy. The papacy has always been there, instituted by Our Lord … Read full article: How the papacy became a Napoleonic insti...→

Daycations and saycations: What the pandemic has done to an old word - Catholic Herald

Daycations and saycations: What the pandemic has done to an old word - Catholic Herald

I’m struck by the way this word has caught on in new guises. It’s a very old word: Chaucer used it, as did Shakespeare; and … Read full article: Daycations and saycations: What the pand...→

On a Lake District farm, Progress was not all it seemed - Catholic Herald

On a Lake District farm, Progress was not all it seemed - Catholic Herald

English Pastoral – An Inheritance By James Rebanks Penguin, 283pp, £20 It opens with a young boy sitting with his grandfather on a tractor which … Read full article: On a Lake District farm, Progress was no...→

Linda Porter, Author at Catholic Herald

In 1681, when Charles II’s mistress Nell Gwyn travelled to see the king in Oxford, an angry crowd jostled her coach. In response, Nell... Read full article: Linda Porter, Author at Catholic Herald...→

‘This is their witness to the world’: an interview with a Catholic community worker - Catholic Herald

‘This is their witness to the world’: an interview with a Catholic community worker - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has spoken about finding God “in the messiness of life”. It’s a phrase that resonates with Gerry Flanagan. In the early 1980s, Flanagan … Read full article: ‘This is their witness to the world’: an...→

Vatican Museums offer online, inside look at collections - Catholic Herald

Vatican Museums offer online, inside look at collections - Catholic Herald

The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums have launched an online subscription series of on-site interviews, live lectures and a Q&A “coffee hour” … Read full article: Vatican Museums offer online, inside loo...→

RIP Thomas Howard: 1935-2020 - Catholic Herald

Thomas Howard lived a life of integrity and honor. His character influenced an astonishing number of people and will continue to be felt for generations. Read full article: RIP Thomas Howard: 1935-2020 - Catholic ...→

Polls show Trump losing support amongst white Catholics - Catholic Herald

Polls show Trump losing support amongst white Catholics - Catholic Herald

The US latest polls reveal President Donald Trump’s support is slipping amongst white Catholics in the run-up to the presidential election on November 3. Polli [...] Read full article: Polls show Trump losing support amongst ...→

Praying the Office - Catholic Herald

Praying the Office - Catholic Herald

In January, Chapter House columnist Niall Gooch resolved to pray at least one Office from the Divine Office every day. It has been a fantastic discovery. Read full article: Praying the Office - Catholic Herald...→

Literary Helpdesk: Evil Edition - Catholic Herald

Literary Helpdesk: Evil Edition - Catholic Herald

Literary Helpdesk's book maven cares not awhit for anti-heroes, and can do just fine without their traumatic backstories, thank you. Read full article: Literary Helpdesk: Evil Edition - Cathol...→

Anthony Kenny, Author at Catholic Herald

Herbert McCabe: Recollecting a Fragmented Legacy By Franco Manni Cascade Books, 282pp, £50/$36 This book is the first systematic treatment of the thought of... Read full article: Anthony Kenny, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Gareth Russell, Author at Catholic Herald

The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream By Charles Spencer Harper Collins, 352pp, £20 It is difficult to imagine... Read full article: Gareth Russell, Author at Catholic Heral...→

14 Basilian priests accused of sexual assault - Catholic Herald

More than a dozen Priests from a Canadian teaching order have been accused of sexually abusing children going back to the 1960s, a CityNews... Read full article: 14 Basilian priests accused of sexual as...→

Malawian Church appeals for government protection after wave of attacks - Catholic Herald

Malawian Church appeals for government protection after wave of attacks - Catholic Herald

The Catholic Church in Malawi has appealed for the government to step in after the latest in a series of violent attacks on churches. Read full article: Malawian Church appeals for government p...→

Dante is prophet of hope along life's journey, Pope says - Catholic Herald

Dante is prophet of hope along life's journey, Pope says - Catholic Herald

In the run-up to next year's 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri, Pope Francis said he hoped people would read the Italian poet's work, especiall [...] Read full article: Dante is prophet of hope along life's jo...→

Bishop McAleenan urges the UK heed the Pope on fighting racism - Catholic Herald

Bishop McAleenan urges the UK heed the Pope on fighting racism - Catholic Herald

Bishop McAleenan, auxiliary of Westminster, has also been outspoken in his support for volunteers and charity workers aiding refugees coming to British shores. Read full article: Bishop McAleenan urges the UK heed the P...→

Christine Bordelon, Author at Catholic Herald

In an act of solidarity with the 350 parishioners of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Pearl River, a visibly upset New Orleans Archbishop... Read full article: Christine Bordelon, Author at Catholic H...→

Cause of 19th-century Tennessee priest who died of yellow fever moves forward - Catholic Herald

The sainthood cause of Father Patrick Ryan, who died ministering to people during a yellow fever outbreak in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the 1800s, has taken … Read full article: Cause of 19th-century Tennessee priest w...→

Mankind or humankind? How biblical translators wrestle with gendered language - Catholic Herald

Mankind or humankind? How biblical translators wrestle with gendered language - Catholic Herald

When St Jerome’s new translation of the Book of Jonah into Latin was read out in church in Oea in North Africa, it nearly caused … Read full article: Mankind or humankind? How biblical trans...→

Election Fatigue: A cri de coeur - Catholic Herald

Election Fatigue: A cri de coeur - Catholic Herald

This is a perfect time to remember who we are and what our place in this world is, and reading an encyclical is as good a way as any to do some of that. Read full article: Election Fatigue: A cri de coeur - Catho...→

Catholic symbols to be phased out from Irish State schools - Catholic Herald

Catholic symbols to be phased out from Irish State schools - Catholic Herald

An unpublished document by the Education and Training Boards Ireland has raised concerns about the prominence of Catholic symbols in Irish State Schools. Read full article: Catholic symbols to be phased out from I...→

10 Years of Marriage: Lessons learned and unlearned - Catholic Herald

"Enjoy the day," Leticia Ochoa Adams would tell herself of 10 years ago. Nex time she'd have all the folks she loves the most together, it was a funeral. Read full article: 10 Years of Marriage: Lessons learned an...→

Priest kidnapped by jihadists freed after two years - Catholic Herald

Priest kidnapped by jihadists freed after two years - Catholic Herald

A Catholic priest kidnapped two years ago in Niger by jihadists has been released along with three other hostages Read full article: Priest kidnapped by jihadists freed afte...→

Cardinal Anders Arborelius, Author at Catholic Herald

In Sweden, like other Scandinavian countries, Catholics are a very small minority. At the same time, this is one of the few areas of... Read full article: Cardinal Anders Arborelius, Author at Ca...→

Sarah Sands, Author at Catholic Herald

Religion is a thorn in the BBC’s flesh, to use an Easter metaphor. It is in the charter of the corporation that it should... Read full article: Sarah Sands, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Irish politicians used to live in fear of bishops. Today it’s the reverse - Catholic Herald

Irish politicians used to live in fear of bishops. Today it’s the reverse - Catholic Herald

For many years, my aunt Maureen was the organist at a very pretty church in the Dublin suburb of Foxrock (famous now as Samuel Beckett’s … Read full article: Irish politicians used to live in fear o...→

South Korea proposes new law allowing abortion up to 14 weeks - Catholic Herald

South Korea proposes new law allowing abortion up to 14 weeks - Catholic Herald

South Korea’s National Assembly is considering a proposal to allow abortion up to 14 weeks as the deadline approaches to revise the country’s abortion law. … Read full article: South Korea proposes new law allowing ab...→

Friday Supper: Beetroot, red wine, and mascarpone risotto - Catholic Herald

Friday Supper: Beetroot, red wine, and mascarpone risotto - Catholic Herald

Beetroot seems to be a divisive vegetable, but Lucas Hollweg would change the mind of even the most hardened sceptic with this risotto recipe. Read full article: Friday Supper: Beetroot, red wine, and m...→

An insight into the Protestant Bruderhof communities - Catholic Herald

An insight into the Protestant Bruderhof communities - Catholic Herald

I have just been reading a most inspiring book: uplifting both in the honest stories of the search for meaning and faith that fill its … Read full article: An insight into the Protestant Bruderhof...→

Beth Griffin, Author at Catholic Herald

Christians in the Middle East could be losing their “last foothold” as Lebanon spirals into crisis, the country’s most senior Catholic cleric has said....... C [...] Read full article: Beth Griffin, Author at Catholic Herald...→

The Universal Church & Global Governance - Catholic Herald

The Universal Church & Global Governance - Catholic Herald

Even the most ardent Catholic Brexiteer would accept some role for institutions beyond the nation-state. Only, what should those institutions look like? Read full article: The Universal Church & Global Governance...→

Brooklyn bishop condemns 'outrageous, unfair' new limits on congregation size - Catholic Herald

Brooklyn bishop condemns 'outrageous, unfair' new limits on congregation size - Catholic Herald

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has called new restrictions on houses of worship "outrageous," "unfair," "disrespectful" and an attack on religious freedo [...] Read full article: Brooklyn bishop condemns 'outrageous, un...→

Pope urges Catholics to rediscover the beauty of the rosary - Catholic Herald

Pope urges Catholics to rediscover the beauty of the rosary - Catholic Herald

Speaking on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, the Pope urged people to carry rosary beads with them in their pockets, adding that the rosary is “the most be [...] Read full article: Pope urges Catholics to rediscover the b...→

The National Gallery's surprisingly orthodox exhibition on sin - Catholic Herald

The National Gallery's surprisingly orthodox exhibition on sin - Catholic Herald

The exhibition explains the Christian concept of sin and salvation to an audience that may never have heard it before Read full article: The National Gallery's surprisingly orth...→

US SCOTUS Justices Thomas, Alito criticise same-sex marriage decision - Catholic Herald

US SCOTUS Justices Thomas, Alito criticise same-sex marriage decision - Catholic Herald

Two US Supreme Court Justices have levelled criticism at the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges ruling, which guaranteed marriage as a right to same-sex couples. Read full article: US SCOTUS Justices Thomas, Alito critici...→

Pell accuser denies bribery allegations - Catholic Herald

Pell accuser denies bribery allegations - Catholic Herald

Cardinal Pell’s accuser has denied he was bribed into make allegations of abuse, after Italian newspapers speculated that Cardinal Angelo Becciu may have sent [...] Read full article: Pell accuser denies bribery allegations ...→

Nicaragua bishops' conference condemns government crackdown - Catholic Herald

Nicaragua bishops' conference condemns government crackdown - Catholic Herald

A spokesman for the Nicaragua Catholic Bishops' Conference has criticised a recent wave of governmental laws designed to punish political dissent. Read full article: Nicaragua bishops' conference condemns g...→

Pope Francis: Business management requires fair and clear conduct, not corruption - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis: Business management requires fair and clear conduct, not corruption - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis told a group of investment bankers Monday that fair conduct and transparency are essential in the field of finance. “Christian thought is not … Read full article: Pope Francis: Business management requir...→

Julie Asher, Author at Catholic Herald

President Donald Trump’s announcement he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 “is a sobering reminder of our shared vulnerability, but als [...] Read full article: Julie Asher, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Pope Francis signs new encyclical ‘Fratelli tutti’ in Assisi - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis signs new encyclical ‘Fratelli tutti’ in Assisi - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis signed his new encyclical, Fratelli tutti, Saturday during a visit to Assisi. In his first official trip outside Rome since the pandemic struck It [...] Read full article: Pope Francis signs new encyclical ‘Frate...→

Spanish bishops decry government plan to redesign national memorial - Catholic Herald

Spanish bishops decry government plan to redesign national memorial - Catholic Herald

Lay Catholics also criticized the government's proposal and called on Christians worldwide to defend a 450-foot memorial cross, the world's tallest, from demol [...] Read full article: Spanish bishops decry government plan to...→

Abducted Nigerian Catholic priest released but two others kidnapped - Catholic Herald

Abducted Nigerian Catholic priest released but two others kidnapped - Catholic Herald

A Nigerian Catholic priest, abducted for the second time in two years, has now been released whilst two other locals have been kidnapped. Read full article: Abducted Nigerian Catholic priest releas...→

Aslan is a brilliant representation of Jesus. But where’s Mary? - Catholic Herald

Aslan is a brilliant representation of Jesus. But where’s Mary? - Catholic Herald

Seventy years ago, in October 1950, a book bearing a curious title was published: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The first of CS … Read full article: Aslan is a brilliant representation of J...→

Tomb of Carlo Acutis opened for veneration ahead of beatification - Catholic Herald

Tomb of Carlo Acutis opened for veneration ahead of beatification - Catholic Herald

The tomb of Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian teenager who used his computer programming skills to spread devotion to the Eucharist, has been opened for vene [...] Read full article: Tomb of Carlo Acutis opened for venerati...→

Parolin: Intolerant political correctness hindering religious freedom - Catholic Herald

Parolin: Intolerant political correctness hindering religious freedom - Catholic Herald

Intolerant political correctness is hindering religious freedom in the West, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said. Read full article: Parolin: Intolerant political correctnes...→

Post-pandemic world must not return to selfish 'normality,' pope says - Catholic Herald

Post-pandemic world must not return to selfish 'normality,' pope says - Catholic Herald

In the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic, the world must aspire to be better and not return to its previous "sickened" normality, Pope Francis said Read full article: Post-pandemic world must not return to s...→

George P. Matysek Jr, Author at Catholic Herald

Patricia Kelly, who has died aged 88 at her family farm in Carroll County, Maryland, was a tireless advocate for the pro-life cause. Her...... Isaac Scharbach, [...] Read full article: George P. Matysek Jr, Author at Catholic...→

Pope brings seven people closer to sainthood - Catholic Herald

Pope brings seven people closer to sainthood - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has advanced the sainthood causes of four Spanish martyrs, an Italian laywoman and two Spanish nuns who founded religious orders. Read full article: Pope brings seven people closer to saint...→

Abhorrence of Politics - Catholic Herald

Abhorrence of Politics - Catholic Herald

The most political thing a person can do is to relativize politics in order to rob the current order of its pretensions to eschatological ultimacy. Read full article: Abhorrence of Politics - Catholic Herald...→

An indomitable spirit: Artemisia at the National Gallery - Catholic Herald

An indomitable spirit: Artemisia at the National Gallery - Catholic Herald

It’s the stuff of feminist polemic: what might female painters have achieved in history if they only had had the opportunities that men did? Artemisia … Read full article: An indomitable spirit: Artemisia at the ...→

Obituary: Fr Paul Mankowski, fighter, scholar and friend - Catholic Herald

Fr Paul Mankowski SJ, who has died at the age of 66, was a Jesuit priest of immense erudition. A linguist and literary critic, and … Read full article: Obituary: Fr Paul Mankowski, fighter, sc...→

I was editor of Christianity Today. How did I end up as a Catholic? - Catholic Herald

I was editor of Christianity Today. How did I end up as a Catholic? - Catholic Herald

I was embedded in American evangelicalism for 50 years, first as a convert, then as a Presbyterian minister, and then as editor-in-chief of Christianity Today, [...] Read full article: I was editor of Christianity Today. How ...→

Halloween: a mixture of folklore, Catholic tradition and pop culture - Catholic Herald

Halloween: a mixture of folklore, Catholic tradition and pop culture - Catholic Herald

October falls between two high points of the festival year: the great feast of Michaelmas at the end of September and the solemn season of … Read full article: Halloween: a mixture of folklore, Cathol...→

Barrett's Supreme Court nomination gives spotlight to Notre Dame Law School - Catholic Herald

Barrett's Supreme Court nomination gives spotlight to Notre Dame Law School - Catholic Herald

If Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court, she will be the first Notre Dame Law School graduate to sit on the bench of the nation’s highest [...] Read full article: Barrett's Supreme Court nomination gives...→

What does the sacred music review mean for Westminster Cathedral Choir? - Catholic Herald

What does the sacred music review mean for Westminster Cathedral Choir? - Catholic Herald

The good news is that Cardinal Nichols has been supportive of most of the conclusions of the report he commissioned into music at Westminster cathedral. … Read full article: What does the sacred music review mean f...→

Catholic Education Service denounces Welsh RE plans - Catholic Herald

Catholic Education Service denounces Welsh RE plans - Catholic Herald

The Catholic Education Service (CES) has criticised the Welsh Government’s plans to impose a new Religious Education curriculum on Catholic schools. Read full article: Catholic Education Service denounces Wel...→

Bishops back anti-police brutality protests in Nigeria - Catholic Herald

Bishops back anti-police brutality protests in Nigeria - Catholic Herald

Nigeria’s Catholic bishops have endorsed recent youth protests calling for an end to police brutality and corruption in the country. Read full article: Bishops back anti-police brutality prote...→

Religion is not the problem: Brooklyn bishop blasts New York COVID measures - Catholic Herald

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn warned on Friday that New York’s most recent coronavirus measures were “not reasonable.” Read full article: Religion is not the problem: Brooklyn bi...→

Why Rethink. Reskill. Reboot has got it wrong - Catholic Herald

Why "Rethink. Reskill. Reboot" has got it wrong - Catholic Herald

The government's recent campaign demonstrates a disregard for anyone who doesn’t work in the sectors that provide necessities or keep us "safe". Read full article: Why "Rethink. Reskill. Reboot" has got i...→

Seminary training to end at Wonersh after no new intake - Catholic Herald

Seminary training to end at Wonersh after no new intake - Catholic Herald

St John's Seminary in Wonersh, Guildford, is ceasing its formation of seminarians, who will be re-located to Allen Hall for the remainder of their studies. Read full article: Seminary training to end at Wonersh afte...→

Sr Carino Hodder, Author at Catholic Herald

Of all the personal discoveries which Catholics have made over the course of the lockdown – a taste for gardening; a skill for music;...... Ecclesiastes is not [...] Read full article: Sr Carino Hodder, Author at Catholic Her...→

Rob Flello: The day my atheist convictions were shattered - Catholic Herald

Rob Flello: The day my atheist convictions were shattered - Catholic Herald

“I had, for all my adult life, been an atheist. Although as a baby I was baptised into the Church of England, I had rejected … Read full article: Rob Flello: The day my atheist convictio...→

How the papacy became a Napoleonic institution - Catholic Herald

How the papacy became a Napoleonic institution - Catholic Herald

For the last century and a half the Church has been dominated by the papacy. The papacy has always been there, instituted by Our Lord … Read full article: How the papacy became a Napoleonic insti...→

American football Patriotism and risk - Catholic Herald

American football Patriotism and risk - Catholic Herald

Countless institutions have been strained in 2020. Coronavirus has shuttered business and shattered marriages. Following the death of George Floyd, denunciatio [...] Read full article: American football Patriotism and risk - ...→

David Lough, Author at Catholic Herald

The Churchill Myths By Steven Fielding, Bill Schwarz and Richard Toye Oxford University Press, 224pp, £20/$25.95 This is not a book about Winston Churchill,... Read full article: David Lough, Author at Catholic Herald...→

On a Lake District farm, Progress was not all it seemed - Catholic Herald

On a Lake District farm, Progress was not all it seemed - Catholic Herald

English Pastoral – An Inheritance By James Rebanks Penguin, 283pp, £20 It opens with a young boy sitting with his grandfather on a tractor which … Read full article: On a Lake District farm, Progress was no...→

Mistresses and conspiracy theories: Catholicism at Charles II’s court - Catholic Herald

Mistresses and conspiracy theories: Catholicism at Charles II’s court - Catholic Herald

In 1681, when Charles II’s mistress Nell Gwyn travelled to see the king in Oxford, an angry crowd jostled her coach. In response, Nell pointed … Read full article: Mistresses and conspiracy theories: Cath...→

Jeremy McLellan, Author at Catholic Herald

Every few weeks I see the same tweet. The last one was a typical example: “Don’t go to therapy, go to Confession. It’ll actually... Read full article: Jeremy McLellan, Author at Catholic Hera...→

‘This is their witness to the world’: an interview with a Catholic community worker - Catholic Herald

‘This is their witness to the world’: an interview with a Catholic community worker - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has spoken about finding God “in the messiness of life”. It’s a phrase that resonates with Gerry Flanagan. In the early 1980s, Flanagan … Read full article: ‘This is their witness to the world’: an...→

Friday supper: Baked lemon sole with anchovy, capers and lemon - Catholic Herald

Friday supper: Baked lemon sole with anchovy, capers and lemon - Catholic Herald

Award-winning food writer Lucas Hollweg suggests a simple and seasonal meat-free recipe for supper tonight - baked lemon sole with anchovy, capers and lemon Read full article: Friday supper: Baked lemon sole with anc...→

Our Lady of Sorrows painting recovered from burned California mission church - Catholic Herald

Our Lady of Sorrows painting recovered from burned California mission church - Catholic Herald

A historic painting of Our Lady of Sorrows survived a devastating fire this summer at a California mission church Read full article: Our Lady of Sorrows painting recovered f...→

RIP Thomas Howard: 1935-2020 - Catholic Herald

Thomas Howard lived a life of integrity and honor. His character influenced an astonishing number of people and will continue to be felt for generations. Read full article: RIP Thomas Howard: 1935-2020 - Catholic ...→

Alton Towers defends sale of Ouija boards in 'Spooks R Us' range - Catholic Herald

Alton Towers defends sale of Ouija boards in 'Spooks R Us' range - Catholic Herald

Alton Towers Resort has defended its sale of Ouija boards and other occult items after a formal complaint was made. Both Ouija boards and Ouija … Read full article: Alton Towers defends sale of Ouija board...→

Elena Ferrante’s coming-of-age novel is also a study of storytelling - Catholic Herald

Elena Ferrante’s coming-of-age novel is also a study of storytelling - Catholic Herald

The Lying Lives of Adults By Elena Ferrante (tr by Ann Goldstein) Europa Editions, 322pp, £20/$26 “One April afternoon, right after lunch, my husband announced [...] Read full article: Elena Ferrante’s coming-of-age novel is ...→

Canada's bishops say conversion therapy ban threatens religious freedom - Catholic Herald

Canada's bishops say conversion therapy ban threatens religious freedom - Catholic Herald

Canada's Catholic bishops have criticized a Bill banning conversion therapy, arguing that its "disconcerting ambiguity" threatens freedom of religion. Read full article: Canada's bishops say conversion therapy ...→

Dutch government backs euthanasia for children under 12 - Catholic Herald

Dutch government backs euthanasia for children under 12 - Catholic Herald

The government of the Netherlands has announced it will allow the euthanization of terminally ill children between the ages of one and 12 Read full article: Dutch government backs euthanasia for ch...→

Literary Helpdesk: Evil Edition - Catholic Herald

Literary Helpdesk: Evil Edition - Catholic Herald

Literary Helpdesk's book maven cares not awhit for anti-heroes, and can do just fine without their traumatic backstories, thank you. Read full article: Literary Helpdesk: Evil Edition - Cathol...→

The diarist’s gilded frame: Is Curzio Malaparte’s Paris the real thing? - Catholic Herald

The diarist’s gilded frame: Is Curzio Malaparte’s Paris the real thing? - Catholic Herald

I suppose everyone has their own Paris, and “everyone” includes Curzio Malaparte. He would have liked nothing more than to be considered the bad boy … Read full article: The diarist’s gilded frame: Is Curzio Ma...→

How Henry I’s dark brilliance gave way to Stephen’s incompetence - Catholic Herald

How Henry I’s dark brilliance gave way to Stephen’s incompetence - Catholic Herald

The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream By Charles Spencer Harper Collins, 352pp, £20 It is difficult to imagine a … Read full article: How Henry I’s dark brilliance gave way t...→

Gareth Russell, Author at Catholic Herald

The White Ship: Conquest, Anarchy and the Wrecking of Henry I’s Dream By Charles Spencer Harper Collins, 352pp, £20 It is difficult to imagine... Read full article: Gareth Russell, Author at Catholic Heral...→

Quarantined in Thailand, I came to understand the drama of solitude - Catholic Herald

Quarantined in Thailand, I came to understand the drama of solitude - Catholic Herald

As I write, the government is removing holiday destinations from the “travel corridor” – France, Spain and Jamaica among them. This will be disappointing for … Read full article: Quarantined in Thailand, I came to under...→

Malawian Church appeals for government protection after wave of attacks - Catholic Herald

Malawian Church appeals for government protection after wave of attacks - Catholic Herald

The Catholic Church in Malawi has appealed for the government to step in after the latest in a series of violent attacks on churches. Read full article: Malawian Church appeals for government p...→

Analysis: Mexican leader's letter to Pope Francis deserves careful reading - Catholic Herald

Analysis: Mexican leader's letter to Pope Francis deserves careful reading - Catholic Herald

Widely reported as a request for a conquest apology, a letter from Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador to Pope Francis contains other elements and re [...] Read full article: Analysis: Mexican leader's letter to Pop...→

Joe Biden dismisses faith questions on SCOTUS nominee - Catholic Herald

Joe Biden dismisses faith questions on SCOTUS nominee - Catholic Herald

Joe Biden has dismissed questions about Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Catholic faith, saying that they should 'not be considered'. Read full article: Joe Biden dismisses faith questions on S...→

Bishop McAleenan urges the UK heed the Pope on fighting racism - Catholic Herald

Bishop McAleenan urges the UK heed the Pope on fighting racism - Catholic Herald

Bishop McAleenan, auxiliary of Westminster, has also been outspoken in his support for volunteers and charity workers aiding refugees coming to British shores. Read full article: Bishop McAleenan urges the UK heed the P...→

Thousands protest the imprisonment of an 83-year-old Jesuit accused of terrorism - Catholic Herald

Thousands protest the imprisonment of an 83-year-old Jesuit accused of terrorism - Catholic Herald

The Jesuit priest is accused of being party to a conspiracy that led to a violent clash between Dalit, a term used to denote 'Untouchable' castes in India, pro [...] Read full article: Thousands protest the imprisonment of an...→

Archbishop Aymond reconsecrates church and altar; calls priest's acts 'demonic' - Catholic Herald

Archbishop Aymond reconsecrates church and altar; calls priest's acts 'demonic' - Catholic Herald

In an act of solidarity with the 350 parishioners of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Pearl River, a visibly upset New Orleans Archbishop Gregory … Read full article: Archbishop Aymond reconsecrates church a...→

Cause of 19th-century Tennessee priest who died of yellow fever moves forward - Catholic Herald

The sainthood cause of Father Patrick Ryan, who died ministering to people during a yellow fever outbreak in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the 1800s, has taken … Read full article: Cause of 19th-century Tennessee priest w...→

Catholic Churches boosted by grant from Government's Culture Recovery Fund - Catholic Herald

Catholic Churches boosted by grant from Government's Culture Recovery Fund - Catholic Herald

The Catholic Trust for England and Wales will receive a share of the £1.57 billion pounds set aside by the government’s Culture Recovery Fund (CRF), … Read full article: Catholic Churches boosted by grant from ...→

Fr Henry Wansbrough OSB, Author at Catholic Herald

When St Jerome’s new translation of the Book of Jonah into Latin was read out in church in Oea in North Africa, it nearly... Read full article: Fr Henry Wansbrough OSB, Author at Catho...→

Election Fatigue: A cri de coeur - Catholic Herald

Election Fatigue: A cri de coeur - Catholic Herald

This is a perfect time to remember who we are and what our place in this world is, and reading an encyclical is as good a way as any to do some of that. Read full article: Election Fatigue: A cri de coeur - Catho...→

Blessed Carlo Acutis showed that heaven is 'attainable goal,' cardinal says - Catholic Herald

Blessed Carlo Acutis showed that heaven is 'attainable goal,' cardinal says - Catholic Herald

Thousands sang and applauded as Italian teen Carlo Acutis was beatified in a town dear to him and to many Christians around the world: Assisi Read full article: Blessed Carlo Acutis showed that heaven ...→

10 Years of Marriage: Lessons learned and unlearned - Catholic Herald

"Enjoy the day," Leticia Ochoa Adams would tell herself of 10 years ago. Nex time she'd have all the folks she loves the most together, it was a funeral. Read full article: 10 Years of Marriage: Lessons learned an...→

Carlo Acutis: His Life and Legacy - Catholic Herald

Carlo Acutis: His Life and Legacy - Catholic Herald

Acclaimed author Corinna Turner looks at the life and times -- and the powerful legacy of witness -- of Carlo Acutis, whose beatification is Saturday, 10 Octob [...] Read full article: Carlo Acutis: His Life and Legacy - Cath...→

Bishop says Pope Francis is deeply concerned about German Church

Bishop says Pope Francis is deeply concerned about German Church

Pope Francis has expressed “dramatic concern” about the Catholic Church in Germany, according to a bishop who met him this week. Read full article: Bishop says Pope Francis is deeply conce...→

Cardinal Anders Arborelius, Author at Catholic Herald

In Sweden, like other Scandinavian countries, Catholics are a very small minority. At the same time, this is one of the few areas of... Read full article: Cardinal Anders Arborelius, Author at Ca...→

Letters: Glastonbury, Downside and the Last Night of the Proms - Catholic Herald

Letters: Glastonbury, Downside and the Last Night of the Proms - Catholic Herald

A Glastonbury prophecy Congratulations to Charles Coulombe on his fine article on Glastonbury, and especially for his update on recent developments such as the [...] Read full article: Letters: Glastonbury, Downside and the L...→

The assisted-suicide lobby plans another push - Catholic Herald

The assisted-suicide lobby plans another push - Catholic Herald

It was one of the biggest pro-life victories of recent decades. In 2015, the House of Commons voted overwhelmingly against legalising assisted suicide. The vot [...] Read full article: The assisted-suicide lobby plans another...→

Irish politicians used to live in fear of bishops. Today it’s the reverse - Catholic Herald

Irish politicians used to live in fear of bishops. Today it’s the reverse - Catholic Herald

For many years, my aunt Maureen was the organist at a very pretty church in the Dublin suburb of Foxrock (famous now as Samuel Beckett’s … Read full article: Irish politicians used to live in fear o...→