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In Hong Kong, thousands defy police to mark Tiananmen Square - Catholic Herald

Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong held public vigils for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, despite police orders forbidding large gatherings Read full article: In Hong Kong, thousands defy police to m...→

Scottish bishops finalise plans for church reopenings - Catholic Herald

Safety measures and liturgical guidelines which will inform the reopening of churches have been finalised by the Bishops' Conference of Scotland. Read full article: Scottish bishops finalise plans for chur...→

Uganda Martyrs can intercede for us during pandemic, says Archbishop - Catholic Herald

On the Uganda Martyrs' feast yesterday, Archbishop urges Catholics during pandemic to pray for the intercession of St. Charles Lwanga and his companions. Read full article: Uganda Martyrs can intercede for us duri...→

English bishops express solidarity with US protests against racism - Catholic Herald

Two English bishops say they "stand in solidarity" with anti-racism protests in the United States, declaring that "racism is an evil which must be opposed." Read full article: English bishops express solidarity with ...→

Vatican Museums offer free entry to Italian medical workers - Catholic Herald

The Vatican Museums are offering free entry to medical workers in appreciation for their work on the front line of Italy’s coronavirus outbreak Read full article: Vatican Museums offer free entry to Ital...→

Catholic bishops weigh in on Trump's visit to John Paul II Shrine - Catholic Herald

A number of Catholic bishops have criticized President Donald Trump's recent visit to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington. Read full article: Catholic bishops weigh in on Trump's vis...→

Assembly rejects ‘imposition’ of abortion regulations on Northern Ireland - Catholic Herald

The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted in favour of a motion rejecting the “imposition” of abortion legislation by Westminster Read full article: Assembly rejects ‘imposition’ of abortio...→

Catholic parish offers sanctuary amid Minneapolis riots - Catholic Herald

St Albert the Great Parish sheltered 34 local residents as riots destroyed surrounding businesses and damaged homes Read full article: Catholic parish offers sanctuary amid Mi...→

To Zoom, or not to Zoom, that is the question - Catholic Herald

Melissa Kite on socialing through screens - and why she's desperate to get back to the great outdoors. Read full article: To Zoom, or not to Zoom, that is the que...→

Trump signs order on international religious freedom after JPII shrine visit - Catholic Herald

The order calls religious freedom “a moral and national security imperative” and declares it “a foreign policy priority of the United States.” Read full article: Trump signs order on international relig...→

Jessica M Dalton, Author at Catholic Herald

Galileo and the Science Deniers By Mario Livio Simon and Schuster, 304pp, £22.99/$22.50 The so-called champions of reason are the... Women of the Vatican By Ly [...] Read full article: Jessica M Dalton, Author at Catholic Her...→

‘It’s a pretty huge hit to take’: Lockdown deals blow to Catholic publishers - Catholic Herald

Catholic publishers in Britain are turning to social media and online sales in an effort to survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic Read full article: ‘It’s a pretty huge hit to take’: Lockdo...→

Vatican Museums reopening unveils restored Raphael Rooms - Catholic Herald

The Vatican Museums reopened Monday revealing newly restored frescoes in the Raphael Rooms depicting scenes from early Church history to the public Read full article: Vatican Museums reopening unveils restor...→

China makes preaching patriotism compulsory to reopen churches - Catholic Herald

China's communist government has issued a directive asking priests to 'preach on patriotism' as a condition for reopening liturgical services Read full article: China makes preaching patriotism compuls...→

Delaware lifts controversial rules for reopening churches - Catholic Herald

The governor of Delaware has amended controversial restrictions on houses of worship after a local church threatened a lawsuit Read full article: Delaware lifts controversial rules for r...→

Pope Francis assures Americans of his prayers in phone call to Archbishop Gomez - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has called Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the US bishops’ conference, to express his prayers and solidarity for Americans during the ongoing [...] Read full article: Pope Francis assures Americans of his pr...→

Hong Kong Catholic official says Masses will mark Tiananmen anniversary - Catholic Herald

Hong Kong, citing concerns over COVID-19, has not granted permission for the annual public commemoration of the Tiananmen Square massacre, but a Catholic offic [...] Read full article: Hong Kong Catholic official says Masses ...→

After abducting parish priest in Niger, jihadists return to remove cross - Catholic Herald

A prominent cross was removed from a parish last month in Niger, West Africa, two years after the priest there was abducted by jihadists. Read full article: After abducting parish priest in Niger, ...→

A novel that listens closely to 17th-century Stratford - Catholic Herald

Hamnet By Maggie O’Farrell, Tinder Press, 384PP, £20/$26.95 In 1596, an 11-year-old boy died of the plague in Stratford-Upon-Avon. We know his name, we know wh [...] Read full article: A novel that listens closely to 17th-cen...→

El Paso bishop kneels to pray at George Floyd protest - Catholic Herald

Seitz, along with a group of priests of his diocese, knelt for nine minutes of silent prayer. The bishop held a sign reading “Black Lives Matter” Read full article: El Paso bishop kneels to pray at George ...→

Black Catholics urge prayer, change after Floyd killing and riots - Catholic Herald

The killing of George Floyd and the protests it has sparked represent a defining moment for the Catholic Church, according to Black Catholics throughout the Ph [...] Read full article: Black Catholics urge prayer, change afte...→

Galileo’s story is more complex than the popular account - Catholic Herald

Galileo and the Science Deniers By Mario Livio Simon and Schuster, 304pp, £22.99/$22.50 The so-called champions of reason are the modern man’s saints and marty [...] Read full article: Galileo’s story is more complex than the...→

Nuns praying for looters after attack on Catholic bookstore - Catholic Herald

As rioters targeted Chicago's Magnificent Mile shopping district, they picked an unlikely target: A bookstore run by nuns. Read full article: Nuns praying for looters after attack on...→

Britain must stand in solidarity with Hong Kong, says bishop - Catholic Herald

Bishop Lang said he was 'deeply concerned by the continuing erosion of autonomy, suppression of political freedoms, and violent response to peaceful protests' [...] Read full article: Britain must stand in solidarity with Ho...→

Teetering On The Brink - Catholic Herald

Leticia Ochoa Adams is unable to shake the feeling that something in us is more deeply broken than it has been for a long time. Read full article: Teetering On The Brink - Catholic Herald...→

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/06/2020 - Catholic Herald

Archbishop Gomez has called the Floyd killing ‘senseless and brutal’ but says nothing is gained by violence Read full article: Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/06/2020 ...→

US Supreme Court rejects appeals to lift restrictions on congregation size - Catholic Herald

A divided Supreme Court has chosen not to intervene in an emergency appeal by a church in Southern California to lift COVID-19 restrictions that limit congrega [...] Read full article: US Supreme Court rejects appeals to lift...→

Venezuelan bishops: Country’s situation is ‘unacceptable’ - Catholic Herald

The bishops warned the country faced 'immense national, material, institutional and social catastrophe' Read full article: Venezuelan bishops: Country’s situation ...→

'VatiVision': Vatican to collaborate with new video-streaming site - Catholic Herald

VatiVision will stream religious-themed programming as well as movies, documentaries and series related to art and culture Read full article: 'VatiVision': Vatican to collaborate wit...→

Pope Francis called El Paso bishop after prayerful demonstration - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis called Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, after the bishop joined a demonstration against racial discrimination to pray for Georg [...] Read full article: Pope Francis called El Paso bishop after...→

Madison diocese says it will sue over religious restrictions - Catholic Herald

The Diocese of Madison will file suit if parishes are not permitted to operate at the same capacity as retail outlets Read full article: Madison diocese says it will sue over re...→

Galleries are putting their finest paintings online. Here are my top picks - Catholic Herald

Caravaggio, Doubting Thomas, 1601. Potsdam Bildergalerie This is the most disconcertingly carnal take on the encounter in the Gospel of John between Christ and [...] Read full article: Galleries are putting their finest paint...→

Propping up ... what? - Catholic Herald

Christopher AltieriThe president walked from the White House to St. John’s Church nearby solely for a photo op It was astonishing as an attempt at a public per [...] Read full article: Propping up ... what? - Catholic Herald...→

Pope Francis prays for the soul of George Floyd and for peace and justice in US - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has said that he is praying for the soul of George Floyd and all victims of racism, adding that nothing is gained by violence Read full article: Pope Francis prays for the soul of Georg...→

Detroit Archdiocese to shift to 'family of parishes' over next two years - Catholic Herald

The move comes as the archdiocese faces a looming priest shortage, with almost two-thirds of priests older than 60 Read full article: Detroit Archdiocese to shift to 'family ...→

Bishops join woman with Down syndrome in call to change N Ireland abortion law - Catholic Herald

Bishops in Northern Ireland have strongly backed a call by a campaigner with Down syndrome to reject a law permitting abortion up to birth on grounds of disabi [...] Read full article: Bishops join woman with Down syndrome in...→

Robin Aitken, Author at Catholic Herald

The Corporation is not some neutral umpire but a potent actor in the nation’s affairs... The BBC has wholeheartedly thrown its lot in with the liberal reformer [...] Read full article: Robin Aitken, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Pope Francis blesses global rosary relay for priests - Catholic Herald

Participating shrines pray a mystery of the rosary at a designated half-hour in thanksgiving for the priesthood and to seek Mary’s protection for priests Read full article: Pope Francis blesses global rosary relay...→

Arrests in Ivory Coast after girl dies following fringe Catholic 'exorcism' - Catholic Herald

Five members of a fringe Catholic prayer group in the Ivory Coast were arrested following the death of a teenage girl who attended one of their “exorcisms”. Read full article: Arrests in Ivory Coast after girl dies f...→

Churches in six US states damaged by violent protests - Catholic Herald

Catholic churches and cathedrals in several cities were among the buildings damaged in the protests and riots that occurred nationwide over the past week Read full article: Churches in six US states damaged by vio...→

Racism is a 'spiritual' virus that must be wiped out, says Vatican official - Catholic Herald

Much like the coronavirus pandemic, racism is a "spiritual" virus that has spread throughout the world and must be eradicated, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, [...] Read full article: Racism is a 'spiritual' virus that must ...→

World News Archives - Catholic Herald

The bishops warned the country faced ‘immense national, material, institutional and social catastrophe’... Cardinal Peter Turkson has said that the principle o [...] Read full article: World News Archives - Catholic Herald...→

In Hong Kong, thousands defy police to mark Tiananmen Square - Catholic Herald

Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong held public vigils for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, despite police orders forbidding large gatherings Read full article: In Hong Kong, thousands defy police to m...→

'VatiVision': Vatican to collaborate with new video-streaming site - Catholic Herald

VatiVision will stream religious-themed programming as well as movies, documentaries and series related to art and culture Read full article: 'VatiVision': Vatican to collaborate wit...→

Delaware lifts controversial rules for reopening churches - Catholic Herald

The governor of Delaware has amended controversial restrictions on houses of worship after a local church threatened a lawsuit Read full article: Delaware lifts controversial rules for r...→

Uganda Martyrs can intercede for us during pandemic, says Archbishop - Catholic Herald

On the Uganda Martyrs' feast yesterday, Archbishop urges Catholics during pandemic to pray for the intercession of St. Charles Lwanga and his companions. Read full article: Uganda Martyrs can intercede for us duri...→

Hong Kong Catholic official says Masses will mark Tiananmen anniversary - Catholic Herald

Hong Kong, citing concerns over COVID-19, has not granted permission for the annual public commemoration of the Tiananmen Square massacre, but a Catholic offic [...] Read full article: Hong Kong Catholic official says Masses ...→

Vatican Museums offer free entry to Italian medical workers - Catholic Herald

The Vatican Museums are offering free entry to medical workers in appreciation for their work on the front line of Italy’s coronavirus outbreak Read full article: Vatican Museums offer free entry to Ital...→

A novel that listens closely to 17th-century Stratford - Catholic Herald

Hamnet By Maggie O’Farrell, Tinder Press, 384PP, £20/$26.95 In 1596, an 11-year-old boy died of the plague in Stratford-Upon-Avon. We know his name, we know wh [...] Read full article: A novel that listens closely to 17th-cen...→

Assembly rejects ‘imposition’ of abortion regulations on Northern Ireland - Catholic Herald

The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted in favour of a motion rejecting the “imposition” of abortion legislation by Westminster Read full article: Assembly rejects ‘imposition’ of abortio...→

Propping up ... what? - Catholic Herald

Christopher AltieriThe president walked from the White House to St. John’s Church nearby solely for a photo op It was astonishing as an attempt at a public per [...] Read full article: Propping up ... what? - Catholic Herald...→

Black Catholics urge prayer, change after Floyd killing and riots - Catholic Herald

The killing of George Floyd and the protests it has sparked represent a defining moment for the Catholic Church, according to Black Catholics throughout the Ph [...] Read full article: Black Catholics urge prayer, change afte...→

To Zoom, or not to Zoom, that is the question - Catholic Herald

Melissa Kite on socialing through screens - and why she's desperate to get back to the great outdoors. Read full article: To Zoom, or not to Zoom, that is the que...→

Detroit Archdiocese to shift to 'family of parishes' over next two years - Catholic Herald

The move comes as the archdiocese faces a looming priest shortage, with almost two-thirds of priests older than 60 Read full article: Detroit Archdiocese to shift to 'family ...→

Jessica M Dalton, Author at Catholic Herald

Galileo and the Science Deniers By Mario Livio Simon and Schuster, 304pp, £22.99/$22.50 The so-called champions of reason are the... Women of the Vatican By Ly [...] Read full article: Jessica M Dalton, Author at Catholic Her...→

Robin Aitken, Author at Catholic Herald

The Corporation is not some neutral umpire but a potent actor in the nation’s affairs... The BBC has wholeheartedly thrown its lot in with the liberal reformer [...] Read full article: Robin Aitken, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Nuns praying for looters after attack on Catholic bookstore - Catholic Herald

As rioters targeted Chicago's Magnificent Mile shopping district, they picked an unlikely target: A bookstore run by nuns. Read full article: Nuns praying for looters after attack on...→

Vatican Museums reopening unveils restored Raphael Rooms - Catholic Herald

The Vatican Museums reopened Monday revealing newly restored frescoes in the Raphael Rooms depicting scenes from early Church history to the public Read full article: Vatican Museums reopening unveils restor...→

Arrests in Ivory Coast after girl dies following fringe Catholic 'exorcism' - Catholic Herald

Five members of a fringe Catholic prayer group in the Ivory Coast were arrested following the death of a teenage girl who attended one of their “exorcisms”. Read full article: Arrests in Ivory Coast after girl dies f...→

Teetering On The Brink - Catholic Herald

Leticia Ochoa Adams is unable to shake the feeling that something in us is more deeply broken than it has been for a long time. Read full article: Teetering On The Brink - Catholic Herald...→

Racism is a 'spiritual' virus that must be wiped out, says Vatican official - Catholic Herald

Much like the coronavirus pandemic, racism is a "spiritual" virus that has spread throughout the world and must be eradicated, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, [...] Read full article: Racism is a 'spiritual' virus that must ...→

US Supreme Court rejects appeals to lift restrictions on congregation size - Catholic Herald

A divided Supreme Court has chosen not to intervene in an emergency appeal by a church in Southern California to lift COVID-19 restrictions that limit congrega [...] Read full article: US Supreme Court rejects appeals to lift...→

China makes preaching patriotism compulsory to reopen churches - Catholic Herald

China's communist government has issued a directive asking priests to 'preach on patriotism' as a condition for reopening liturgical services Read full article: China makes preaching patriotism compuls...→

Scottish bishops finalise plans for church reopenings - Catholic Herald

Safety measures and liturgical guidelines which will inform the reopening of churches have been finalised by the Bishops' Conference of Scotland. Read full article: Scottish bishops finalise plans for chur...→

Pope Francis called El Paso bishop after prayerful demonstration - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis called Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, after the bishop joined a demonstration against racial discrimination to pray for Georg [...] Read full article: Pope Francis called El Paso bishop after...→

Pope Francis assures Americans of his prayers in phone call to Archbishop Gomez - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has called Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the US bishops’ conference, to express his prayers and solidarity for Americans during the ongoing [...] Read full article: Pope Francis assures Americans of his pr...→

English bishops express solidarity with US protests against racism - Catholic Herald

Two English bishops say they "stand in solidarity" with anti-racism protests in the United States, declaring that "racism is an evil which must be opposed." Read full article: English bishops express solidarity with ...→

Madison diocese says it will sue over religious restrictions - Catholic Herald

The Diocese of Madison will file suit if parishes are not permitted to operate at the same capacity as retail outlets Read full article: Madison diocese says it will sue over re...→

After abducting parish priest in Niger, jihadists return to remove cross - Catholic Herald

A prominent cross was removed from a parish last month in Niger, West Africa, two years after the priest there was abducted by jihadists. Read full article: After abducting parish priest in Niger, ...→

Catholic bishops weigh in on Trump's visit to John Paul II Shrine - Catholic Herald

A number of Catholic bishops have criticized President Donald Trump's recent visit to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington. Read full article: Catholic bishops weigh in on Trump's vis...→

Galleries are putting their finest paintings online. Here are my top picks - Catholic Herald

Caravaggio, Doubting Thomas, 1601. Potsdam Bildergalerie This is the most disconcertingly carnal take on the encounter in the Gospel of John between Christ and [...] Read full article: Galleries are putting their finest paint...→

El Paso bishop kneels to pray at George Floyd protest - Catholic Herald

Seitz, along with a group of priests of his diocese, knelt for nine minutes of silent prayer. The bishop held a sign reading “Black Lives Matter” Read full article: El Paso bishop kneels to pray at George ...→

Catholic parish offers sanctuary amid Minneapolis riots - Catholic Herald

St Albert the Great Parish sheltered 34 local residents as riots destroyed surrounding businesses and damaged homes Read full article: Catholic parish offers sanctuary amid Mi...→

Pope Francis prays for the soul of George Floyd and for peace and justice in US - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has said that he is praying for the soul of George Floyd and all victims of racism, adding that nothing is gained by violence Read full article: Pope Francis prays for the soul of Georg...→

Trump signs order on international religious freedom after JPII shrine visit - Catholic Herald

The order calls religious freedom “a moral and national security imperative” and declares it “a foreign policy priority of the United States.” Read full article: Trump signs order on international relig...→

Bishops join woman with Down syndrome in call to change N Ireland abortion law - Catholic Herald

Bishops in Northern Ireland have strongly backed a call by a campaigner with Down syndrome to reject a law permitting abortion up to birth on grounds of disabi [...] Read full article: Bishops join woman with Down syndrome in...→

Galileo’s story is more complex than the popular account - Catholic Herald

Galileo and the Science Deniers By Mario Livio Simon and Schuster, 304pp, £22.99/$22.50 The so-called champions of reason are the modern man’s saints and marty [...] Read full article: Galileo’s story is more complex than the...→

‘It’s a pretty huge hit to take’: Lockdown deals blow to Catholic publishers - Catholic Herald

Catholic publishers in Britain are turning to social media and online sales in an effort to survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic Read full article: ‘It’s a pretty huge hit to take’: Lockdo...→

Pope Francis blesses global rosary relay for priests - Catholic Herald

Participating shrines pray a mystery of the rosary at a designated half-hour in thanksgiving for the priesthood and to seek Mary’s protection for priests Read full article: Pope Francis blesses global rosary relay...→

Britain must stand in solidarity with Hong Kong, says bishop - Catholic Herald

Bishop Lang said he was 'deeply concerned by the continuing erosion of autonomy, suppression of political freedoms, and violent response to peaceful protests' [...] Read full article: Britain must stand in solidarity with Ho...→

Churches in six US states damaged by violent protests - Catholic Herald

Catholic churches and cathedrals in several cities were among the buildings damaged in the protests and riots that occurred nationwide over the past week Read full article: Churches in six US states damaged by vio...→

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/06/2020 - Catholic Herald

Archbishop Gomez has called the Floyd killing ‘senseless and brutal’ but says nothing is gained by violence Read full article: Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/06/2020 ...→

World News Archives - Catholic Herald

The bishops warned the country faced ‘immense national, material, institutional and social catastrophe’... Cardinal Peter Turkson has said that the principle o [...] Read full article: World News Archives - Catholic Herald...→

Venezuelan bishops: Country’s situation is ‘unacceptable’ - Catholic Herald

The bishops warned the country faced 'immense national, material, institutional and social catastrophe' Read full article: Venezuelan bishops: Country’s situation ...→

In Hong Kong, thousands defy police to mark Tiananmen Square - Catholic Herald

Thousands of protesters in Hong Kong held public vigils for the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, despite police orders forbidding large gatherings Read full article: In Hong Kong, thousands defy police to m...→

China makes preaching patriotism compulsory to reopen churches - Catholic Herald

China's communist government has issued a directive asking priests to 'preach on patriotism' as a condition for reopening liturgical services Read full article: China makes preaching patriotism compuls...→

'VatiVision': Vatican to collaborate with new video-streaming site - Catholic Herald

VatiVision will stream religious-themed programming as well as movies, documentaries and series related to art and culture Read full article: 'VatiVision': Vatican to collaborate wit...→

Scottish bishops finalise plans for church reopenings - Catholic Herald

Safety measures and liturgical guidelines which will inform the reopening of churches have been finalised by the Bishops' Conference of Scotland. Read full article: Scottish bishops finalise plans for chur...→

Delaware lifts controversial rules for reopening churches - Catholic Herald

The governor of Delaware has amended controversial restrictions on houses of worship after a local church threatened a lawsuit Read full article: Delaware lifts controversial rules for r...→

Pope Francis called El Paso bishop after prayerful demonstration - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis called Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, after the bishop joined a demonstration against racial discrimination to pray for Georg [...] Read full article: Pope Francis called El Paso bishop after...→

Uganda Martyrs can intercede for us during pandemic, says Archbishop - Catholic Herald

On the Uganda Martyrs' feast yesterday, Archbishop urges Catholics during pandemic to pray for the intercession of St. Charles Lwanga and his companions. Read full article: Uganda Martyrs can intercede for us duri...→

Pope Francis assures Americans of his prayers in phone call to Archbishop Gomez - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has called Archbishop Jose Gomez, president of the US bishops’ conference, to express his prayers and solidarity for Americans during the ongoing [...] Read full article: Pope Francis assures Americans of his pr...→

English bishops express solidarity with US protests against racism - Catholic Herald

Two English bishops say they "stand in solidarity" with anti-racism protests in the United States, declaring that "racism is an evil which must be opposed." Read full article: English bishops express solidarity with ...→

Hong Kong Catholic official says Masses will mark Tiananmen anniversary - Catholic Herald

Hong Kong, citing concerns over COVID-19, has not granted permission for the annual public commemoration of the Tiananmen Square massacre, but a Catholic offic [...] Read full article: Hong Kong Catholic official says Masses ...→

Madison diocese says it will sue over religious restrictions - Catholic Herald

The Diocese of Madison will file suit if parishes are not permitted to operate at the same capacity as retail outlets Read full article: Madison diocese says it will sue over re...→

Vatican Museums offer free entry to Italian medical workers - Catholic Herald

The Vatican Museums are offering free entry to medical workers in appreciation for their work on the front line of Italy’s coronavirus outbreak Read full article: Vatican Museums offer free entry to Ital...→

After abducting parish priest in Niger, jihadists return to remove cross - Catholic Herald

A prominent cross was removed from a parish last month in Niger, West Africa, two years after the priest there was abducted by jihadists. Read full article: After abducting parish priest in Niger, ...→

Catholic bishops weigh in on Trump's visit to John Paul II Shrine - Catholic Herald

A number of Catholic bishops have criticized President Donald Trump's recent visit to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington. Read full article: Catholic bishops weigh in on Trump's vis...→

A novel that listens closely to 17th-century Stratford - Catholic Herald

Hamnet By Maggie O’Farrell, Tinder Press, 384PP, £20/$26.95 In 1596, an 11-year-old boy died of the plague in Stratford-Upon-Avon. We know his name, we know wh [...] Read full article: A novel that listens closely to 17th-cen...→

Galleries are putting their finest paintings online. Here are my top picks - Catholic Herald

Caravaggio, Doubting Thomas, 1601. Potsdam Bildergalerie This is the most disconcertingly carnal take on the encounter in the Gospel of John between Christ and [...] Read full article: Galleries are putting their finest paint...→

Assembly rejects ‘imposition’ of abortion regulations on Northern Ireland - Catholic Herald

The Northern Ireland Assembly has voted in favour of a motion rejecting the “imposition” of abortion legislation by Westminster Read full article: Assembly rejects ‘imposition’ of abortio...→

El Paso bishop kneels to pray at George Floyd protest - Catholic Herald

Seitz, along with a group of priests of his diocese, knelt for nine minutes of silent prayer. The bishop held a sign reading “Black Lives Matter” Read full article: El Paso bishop kneels to pray at George ...→

Propping up ... what? - Catholic Herald

Christopher AltieriThe president walked from the White House to St. John’s Church nearby solely for a photo op It was astonishing as an attempt at a public per [...] Read full article: Propping up ... what? - Catholic Herald...→

Catholic parish offers sanctuary amid Minneapolis riots - Catholic Herald

St Albert the Great Parish sheltered 34 local residents as riots destroyed surrounding businesses and damaged homes Read full article: Catholic parish offers sanctuary amid Mi...→

Black Catholics urge prayer, change after Floyd killing and riots - Catholic Herald

The killing of George Floyd and the protests it has sparked represent a defining moment for the Catholic Church, according to Black Catholics throughout the Ph [...] Read full article: Black Catholics urge prayer, change afte...→

Pope Francis prays for the soul of George Floyd and for peace and justice in US - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has said that he is praying for the soul of George Floyd and all victims of racism, adding that nothing is gained by violence Read full article: Pope Francis prays for the soul of Georg...→

To Zoom, or not to Zoom, that is the question - Catholic Herald

Melissa Kite on socialing through screens - and why she's desperate to get back to the great outdoors. Read full article: To Zoom, or not to Zoom, that is the que...→

Detroit Archdiocese to shift to 'family of parishes' over next two years - Catholic Herald

The move comes as the archdiocese faces a looming priest shortage, with almost two-thirds of priests older than 60 Read full article: Detroit Archdiocese to shift to 'family ...→

Trump signs order on international religious freedom after JPII shrine visit - Catholic Herald

The order calls religious freedom “a moral and national security imperative” and declares it “a foreign policy priority of the United States.” Read full article: Trump signs order on international relig...→

Bishops join woman with Down syndrome in call to change N Ireland abortion law - Catholic Herald

Bishops in Northern Ireland have strongly backed a call by a campaigner with Down syndrome to reject a law permitting abortion up to birth on grounds of disabi [...] Read full article: Bishops join woman with Down syndrome in...→

Jessica M Dalton, Author at Catholic Herald

Galileo and the Science Deniers By Mario Livio Simon and Schuster, 304pp, £22.99/$22.50 The so-called champions of reason are the... Women of the Vatican By Ly [...] Read full article: Jessica M Dalton, Author at Catholic Her...→

Galileo’s story is more complex than the popular account - Catholic Herald

Galileo and the Science Deniers By Mario Livio Simon and Schuster, 304pp, £22.99/$22.50 The so-called champions of reason are the modern man’s saints and marty [...] Read full article: Galileo’s story is more complex than the...→

Robin Aitken, Author at Catholic Herald

The Corporation is not some neutral umpire but a potent actor in the nation’s affairs... The BBC has wholeheartedly thrown its lot in with the liberal reformer [...] Read full article: Robin Aitken, Author at Catholic Herald...→

‘It’s a pretty huge hit to take’: Lockdown deals blow to Catholic publishers - Catholic Herald

Catholic publishers in Britain are turning to social media and online sales in an effort to survive the impact of the coronavirus pandemic Read full article: ‘It’s a pretty huge hit to take’: Lockdo...→

Nuns praying for looters after attack on Catholic bookstore - Catholic Herald

As rioters targeted Chicago's Magnificent Mile shopping district, they picked an unlikely target: A bookstore run by nuns. Read full article: Nuns praying for looters after attack on...→

Pope Francis blesses global rosary relay for priests - Catholic Herald

Participating shrines pray a mystery of the rosary at a designated half-hour in thanksgiving for the priesthood and to seek Mary’s protection for priests Read full article: Pope Francis blesses global rosary relay...→

Vatican Museums reopening unveils restored Raphael Rooms - Catholic Herald

The Vatican Museums reopened Monday revealing newly restored frescoes in the Raphael Rooms depicting scenes from early Church history to the public Read full article: Vatican Museums reopening unveils restor...→

Britain must stand in solidarity with Hong Kong, says bishop - Catholic Herald

Bishop Lang said he was 'deeply concerned by the continuing erosion of autonomy, suppression of political freedoms, and violent response to peaceful protests' [...] Read full article: Britain must stand in solidarity with Ho...→

Arrests in Ivory Coast after girl dies following fringe Catholic 'exorcism' - Catholic Herald

Five members of a fringe Catholic prayer group in the Ivory Coast were arrested following the death of a teenage girl who attended one of their “exorcisms”. Read full article: Arrests in Ivory Coast after girl dies f...→

Teetering On The Brink - Catholic Herald

Leticia Ochoa Adams is unable to shake the feeling that something in us is more deeply broken than it has been for a long time. Read full article: Teetering On The Brink - Catholic Herald...→

Churches in six US states damaged by violent protests - Catholic Herald

Catholic churches and cathedrals in several cities were among the buildings damaged in the protests and riots that occurred nationwide over the past week Read full article: Churches in six US states damaged by vio...→

Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/06/2020 - Catholic Herald

Archbishop Gomez has called the Floyd killing ‘senseless and brutal’ but says nothing is gained by violence Read full article: Morning Catholic must-reads: 02/06/2020 ...→

Racism is a 'spiritual' virus that must be wiped out, says Vatican official - Catholic Herald

Much like the coronavirus pandemic, racism is a "spiritual" virus that has spread throughout the world and must be eradicated, said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, [...] Read full article: Racism is a 'spiritual' virus that must ...→

US Supreme Court rejects appeals to lift restrictions on congregation size - Catholic Herald

A divided Supreme Court has chosen not to intervene in an emergency appeal by a church in Southern California to lift COVID-19 restrictions that limit congrega [...] Read full article: US Supreme Court rejects appeals to lift...→

World News Archives - Catholic Herald

The bishops warned the country faced ‘immense national, material, institutional and social catastrophe’... Cardinal Peter Turkson has said that the principle o [...] Read full article: World News Archives - Catholic Herald...→

Venezuelan bishops: Country’s situation is ‘unacceptable’ - Catholic Herald

The bishops warned the country faced 'immense national, material, institutional and social catastrophe' Read full article: Venezuelan bishops: Country’s situation ...→