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Facebook says it is responding to long-standing questions about content moderation and censorship by appointing an independent oversight board to help set poli [...] Read full article: Tech Archives - Catholic Herald...→

Tech Archives - Catholic Herald

Facebook says it is responding to long-standing questions about content moderation and censorship by appointing an independent oversight board to help set poli [...] Read full article: Tech Archives - Catholic Herald...→

Guernsey permits public Masses as UK churches remain closed - Catholic Herald

The island of Guernsey will permit what may be the first public Masses in the British Isles since the coronavirus lockdown from Monday Read full article: Guernsey permits public Masses as UK chu...→

Thomas Storck, Author at Catholic Herald

Probably the key encyclical among papal social encyclicals is Pius XI’s Quadragesimo Anno (1931), written to commemorate the 40th anniversary Read full article: Thomas Storck, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Catholic teaching can guide the economic recovery - Catholic Herald

Although the Church has lived alongside disease and plagues for centuries, her social doctrine does not directly address such extraordinary conditions. Nonethe [...] Read full article: Catholic teaching can guide the economic...→

Church restrictions to be eased in New South Wales after petition from archdiocese - Catholic Herald

Restrictions on churches in New South Wales are set to be eased after a petition from the Archdiocese of Sydney condemned the “double standards” of existing re [...] Read full article: Church restrictions to be eased in New S...→

Baltimore archdiocese has 'serious concerns' about county Communion ban - Catholic Herald

The Archdiocese of Baltimore said it has 'serious concerns' about public health guidance from Howard County, Maryland, which prohibits the reception of Communi [...] Read full article: Baltimore archdiocese has 'serious conce...→

Maryland county bans Eucharist in church reopening order - Catholic Herald

Howard County has prohibited the distribution and consumption of any food or drink as part of any religious service, effectively outlawing the distribution of [...] Read full article: Maryland county bans Eucharist in church...→

Knights of Columbus founder Fr Michael McGivney to be beatified - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Fr Michael McGivney, paving the way for the beatification of the founder of the Knights o [...] Read full article: Knights of Columbus founder Fr Michael M...→

Diary: Do bigger families cope better with the lockdown? - Catholic Herald

It’s a time for long books. I’m halfway through War and Peace. Hilary Mantel’s latest is next, an act of literary devotion which requires that I put aside her [...] Read full article: Diary: Do bigger families cope better wi...→

By rights I should be an atheist. But I feel a pull towards Catholicism - Catholic Herald

I trod an unconventional path to the Christian faith, via a left-wing secular home, a northern comprehensive education, and a few years working in London media [...] Read full article: By rights I should be an atheist. But I ...→

Book calling for Catholic blessing of same-sex couples was requested by Austrian bishops' conference - Catholic Herald

The work includes a liturgical section with suggestions for how a blessing of same-sex unions might be 'celebrated' in Catholic churches Read full article: Book calling for Catholic blessing of sa...→

Chinese bishop who suffered years of forced labour dies at 98 - Catholic Herald

A Chinese underground bishop who was sentenced to 10 years of forced labour in the 1980s for taking Catholics on pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of [...] Read full article: Chinese bishop who suffered years of for...→

California churches can reopen at 25 per cent capacity - Catholic Herald

Churches in California can begin holding services again at a limited capacity, the state announced on Monday Read full article: California churches can reopen at 25 per...→

Record numbers leave Church in Munich archdiocese - Catholic Herald

A record number of people left the Church in the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising last year, a local statistical office says Read full article: Record numbers leave Church in Munich ar...→

I was impatient for lockdown to end, but now I’m used to it - Catholic Herald

At the start of what we now call the lockdown, in mid-March (I date it from around St Patrick’s Day, March 17, when all festivities were cancelled) I was incli [...] Read full article: I was impatient for lockdown to end, but...→

Meet the friendliest saint in history - Catholic Herald

Through personal contact and friendship, St Philip Neri contributed to the spiritual renewal in Rome that was essential to the success of the Counter-Reformati [...] Read full article: Meet the friendliest saint in history - ...→

Never mind the hippies. Glastonbury has a rich Catholic history - Catholic Herald

Glastonbury! What a wealth of – mostly strange – associations that name conjures up! The little town in the West of England has a cultural significance out of [...] Read full article: Never mind the hippies. Glastonbury has ...→

Churches in Scotland could re-open next month, archbishop suggests - Catholic Herald

The Archbishop of Glasgow has suggested that churches in Scotland might be able to re-open for private prayer from the middle of June, and public Masses could [...] Read full article: Churches in Scotland could re-open next ...→

South Africa’s Church: Still divided, but many good news stories - Catholic Herald

A quarter-century after South Africa rose from the ashes of apartheid as a democratic nation, racial divisions still dominate the public forum. One of the grea [...] Read full article: South Africa’s Church: Still divided, bu...→

Ben Conroy, Author at Catholic Herald

In the first of a series of interviews with leading minds, the philosopher Fr Thomas White OP discusses apologetics, the... Ireland has just voted in a new Dái [...] Read full article: Ben Conroy, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Pope Francis gives his Apostolic Blessing to Day for Life 2020 - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has given his Apostolic Blessing to everyone participating in this year’s Day for Life events across the UK. Read full article: Pope Francis gives his Apostolic Blessin...→

LA archdiocese announces reopening plan - Catholic Herald

After California relaxed public health restrictions on churches, the US’s largest diocese announced its plan to resume public Masses. Read full article: LA archdiocese announces reopening plan ...→

Holy water and Super Soakers don't mix, priests say - Catholic Herald

After photos appearing to depict blessings or baptisms by water gun went viral online, several priests cautioned that Catholics should take care to treat sacre [...] Read full article: Holy water and Super Soakers don't mix, ...→

Heather Tomlinson, Author at Catholic Herald

I trod an unconventional path to the Christian faith, via a left-wing secular home, a northern comprehensive education, and a Read full article: Heather Tomlinson, Author at Catholic He...→

Michael Tomko, Author at Catholic Herald

William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday has been highly anticipated in many circles, with plans for rambles, radio broadcasts and readings everywhere Read full article: Michael Tomko, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Fr Julian Large, Author at Catholic Herald

It is often said that you cannot turn the clock back. In a sense, however, the Church does just that... On Easter Sunday, we contemplate with wonder the empty [...] Read full article: Fr Julian Large, Author at Catholic Hera...→

Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in police custody a 'tragedy' - Catholic Herald

“People need to feel safe in their communities and have trust in law enforcement, who should exercise their power in a spirit of service,” the bishops said. Read full article: Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in...→

Australian journalists face court date over Pell trial coverage - Catholic Herald

A judge in the Australian state of Victoria has proposed a trial date to prosecute journalists and media outlets for violating a court-imposed reporting ban on [...] Read full article: Australian journalists face court date o...→

Pope Francis speaks of the enduring importance of his Salesian formation - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis on Sunday, during the midday Regina Coeli, recalled memories from his time as a young student at a Salesian school in Buenos Aires. Read full article: Pope Francis speaks of the enduring impo...→

A Hollywood tragedy of original sin - Catholic Herald

Since Chinatown was released in 1974, admiration of the film has steadily grown. Prompted by a newly published book, Sam Wasson’s The Big Goodbye, critics have [...] Read full article: A Hollywood tragedy of original sin - Ca...→

Mary Kenny, Author at Catholic Herald

It’s surely right that the new emergency field hospital opened in London in the Excel Centre has been called “Nightingale”.... Any crisis or emergency brings o [...] Read full article: Mary Kenny, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Pope Francis remembers 25 years of 'Ut unum sint,' John Paul II's letter on Christian unity - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis on Monday remembered Ut unum sint, St Pope John Paul II’s encyclical on ecumenism, on the 25th anniversary of its publication. Ut unum sint “confi [...] Read full article: Pope Francis remembers 25 years of 'Ut u...→

Church shelters thousands amidst Islamist attacks in the Philippines - Catholic Herald

The Church has provided food and shelter to thousands of evacuees in the southern Philippines after Islamist militants launched attacks there last week. Read full article: Church shelters thousands amidst Islamis...→

Fr John Hunwicke, Author at Catholic Herald

“You’re entitled to your opinions but I dislike your tone.” How often we heard that … by “we” I mean Read full article: Fr John Hunwicke, Author at Catholic Her...→

Why former Anglicans make the best Catholic satirists - Catholic Herald

“You’re entitled to your opinions but I dislike your tone.” How often we heard that … by “we” I mean Anglo-Catholics in the decades when we were resisting inno [...] Read full article: Why former Anglicans make the best Catho...→

How to illustrate poetry - Catholic Herald

Why would you illustrate a poem? The answer is, if you are an artist and think visually, that is what you do. Does this enhance the poem or distract from … Read full article: How to illustrate poetry - Catholic Hera...→

Pope Francis to canonize French missionary Bl. Charles de Foucauld - Catholic Herald

De Foucauld, also known as Brother Charles of Jesus, was a soldier, explorer, Catholic revert, priest, hermit, and religious brother who served among the Tuare [...] Read full article: Pope Francis to canonize French missiona...→

‘We can’t simply say the truths’: An interview with Fr Thomas Joseph White - Catholic Herald

In the first of a series of interviews with leading minds, the philosopher Fr Thomas White OP discusses apologetics, the coronavirus and the need for deeper co [...] Read full article: ‘We can’t simply say the truths’: An int...→

Colin Brazier, Author at Catholic Herald

Eighteen months ago I was having lunch with a well-known columnist and contrarian, when conversation turned to predictions. In particular,... Colin Brazier wri [...] Read full article: Colin Brazier, Author at Catholic Herald...→

A refreshing memoir without the cruel nuns or 'Catholic guilt' - Catholic Herald

A Catholic neighbour in our village called on me recently (keeping the appropriate distance, naturally.) She has published a slim memoir of her childhood in an [...] Read full article: A refreshing memoir without the cruel nu...→

Priest says water gun 'baptism' photo meant to be 'funny' - Catholic Herald

The Tennessee priest in a now-viral photograph that seemed to depict a baptism by water gun has told parishioners that the photo was staged, and was meant to b [...] Read full article: Priest says water gun 'baptism' photo me...→

Pope Francis to return to window overlooking St Peter’s Square for Sunday prayer - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis will deliver his Regina Coeli address from the window overlooking St Peter’s Square this Sunday for the first time since coronavirus restrictions [...] Read full article: Pope Francis to return to window overloo...→

How the 20th-century popes faced modernity - Catholic Herald

Anyone who is looking for a short, succinct survey of the men who occupied the papacy during the 20th century, the tasks and challenges they faced and the ways [...] Read full article: How the 20th-century popes faced moderni...→

Wordsworth’s search for the sacred has influenced many Christians - Catholic Herald

William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday has been highly anticipated in many circles, with plans for rambles, radio broadcasts and readings everywhere from Cambridg [...] Read full article: Wordsworth’s search for the sacred has i...→

Sr Carino Hodder, Author at Catholic Herald

A monastic choir, the saying goes, is never more itself than when it is alone. For my community of apostolic Read full article: Sr Carino Hodder, Author at Catholic Her...→

Pope Francis and Catholic shrines to offer rosary for Mary's help during pandemic - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis will pray the rosary in the Vatican Gardens’ Lourdes grotto on Saturday, as Catholic shrines from around the world join via video streaming Read full article: Pope Francis and Catholic shrines to off...→

The Catholic Herald, Author at Catholic Herald

A fitting celebration It will be some time before the coronavirus in Britain is under effective control. But eventually it... About three-quarters of US Cathol [...] Read full article: The Catholic Herald, Author at Catholic ...→

Guernsey permits public Masses as UK churches remain closed - Catholic Herald

The island of Guernsey will permit what may be the first public Masses in the British Isles since the coronavirus lockdown from Monday Read full article: Guernsey permits public Masses as UK chu...→

Church shelters thousands amidst Islamist attacks in the Philippines - Catholic Herald

The Church has provided food and shelter to thousands of evacuees in the southern Philippines after Islamist militants launched attacks there last week. Read full article: Church shelters thousands amidst Islamis...→

South Africa’s Church: Still divided, but many good news stories - Catholic Herald

A quarter-century after South Africa rose from the ashes of apartheid as a democratic nation, racial divisions still dominate the public forum. One of the grea [...] Read full article: South Africa’s Church: Still divided, bu...→

Catholic teaching can guide the economic recovery - Catholic Herald

Although the Church has lived alongside disease and plagues for centuries, her social doctrine does not directly address such extraordinary conditions. Nonethe [...] Read full article: Catholic teaching can guide the economic...→

Why former Anglicans make the best Catholic satirists - Catholic Herald

“You’re entitled to your opinions but I dislike your tone.” How often we heard that … by “we” I mean Anglo-Catholics in the decades when we were resisting inno [...] Read full article: Why former Anglicans make the best Catho...→

Pope Francis gives his Apostolic Blessing to Day for Life 2020 - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has given his Apostolic Blessing to everyone participating in this year’s Day for Life events across the UK. Read full article: Pope Francis gives his Apostolic Blessin...→

Baltimore archdiocese has 'serious concerns' about county Communion ban - Catholic Herald

The Archdiocese of Baltimore said it has 'serious concerns' about public health guidance from Howard County, Maryland, which prohibits the reception of Communi [...] Read full article: Baltimore archdiocese has 'serious conce...→

How to illustrate poetry - Catholic Herald

Why would you illustrate a poem? The answer is, if you are an artist and think visually, that is what you do. Does this enhance the poem or distract from … Read full article: How to illustrate poetry - Catholic Hera...→

Holy water and Super Soakers don't mix, priests say - Catholic Herald

After photos appearing to depict blessings or baptisms by water gun went viral online, several priests cautioned that Catholics should take care to treat sacre [...] Read full article: Holy water and Super Soakers don't mix, ...→

Knights of Columbus founder Fr Michael McGivney to be beatified - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Fr Michael McGivney, paving the way for the beatification of the founder of the Knights o [...] Read full article: Knights of Columbus founder Fr Michael M...→

‘We can’t simply say the truths’: An interview with Fr Thomas Joseph White - Catholic Herald

In the first of a series of interviews with leading minds, the philosopher Fr Thomas White OP discusses apologetics, the coronavirus and the need for deeper co [...] Read full article: ‘We can’t simply say the truths’: An int...→

Michael Tomko, Author at Catholic Herald

William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday has been highly anticipated in many circles, with plans for rambles, radio broadcasts and readings everywhere Read full article: Michael Tomko, Author at Catholic Herald...→

By rights I should be an atheist. But I feel a pull towards Catholicism - Catholic Herald

I trod an unconventional path to the Christian faith, via a left-wing secular home, a northern comprehensive education, and a few years working in London media [...] Read full article: By rights I should be an atheist. But I ...→

A refreshing memoir without the cruel nuns or 'Catholic guilt' - Catholic Herald

A Catholic neighbour in our village called on me recently (keeping the appropriate distance, naturally.) She has published a slim memoir of her childhood in an [...] Read full article: A refreshing memoir without the cruel nu...→

Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in police custody a 'tragedy' - Catholic Herald

“People need to feel safe in their communities and have trust in law enforcement, who should exercise their power in a spirit of service,” the bishops said. Read full article: Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in...→

Chinese bishop who suffered years of forced labour dies at 98 - Catholic Herald

A Chinese underground bishop who was sentenced to 10 years of forced labour in the 1980s for taking Catholics on pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of [...] Read full article: Chinese bishop who suffered years of for...→

Pope Francis to return to window overlooking St Peter’s Square for Sunday prayer - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis will deliver his Regina Coeli address from the window overlooking St Peter’s Square this Sunday for the first time since coronavirus restrictions [...] Read full article: Pope Francis to return to window overloo...→

Pope Francis speaks of the enduring importance of his Salesian formation - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis on Sunday, during the midday Regina Coeli, recalled memories from his time as a young student at a Salesian school in Buenos Aires. Read full article: Pope Francis speaks of the enduring impo...→

Record numbers leave Church in Munich archdiocese - Catholic Herald

A record number of people left the Church in the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising last year, a local statistical office says Read full article: Record numbers leave Church in Munich ar...→

Wordsworth’s search for the sacred has influenced many Christians - Catholic Herald

William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday has been highly anticipated in many circles, with plans for rambles, radio broadcasts and readings everywhere from Cambridg [...] Read full article: Wordsworth’s search for the sacred has i...→

Mary Kenny, Author at Catholic Herald

It’s surely right that the new emergency field hospital opened in London in the Excel Centre has been called “Nightingale”.... Any crisis or emergency brings o [...] Read full article: Mary Kenny, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Meet the friendliest saint in history - Catholic Herald

Through personal contact and friendship, St Philip Neri contributed to the spiritual renewal in Rome that was essential to the success of the Counter-Reformati [...] Read full article: Meet the friendliest saint in history - ...→

Pope Francis and Catholic shrines to offer rosary for Mary's help during pandemic - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis will pray the rosary in the Vatican Gardens’ Lourdes grotto on Saturday, as Catholic shrines from around the world join via video streaming Read full article: Pope Francis and Catholic shrines to off...→

Pope Francis remembers 25 years of 'Ut unum sint,' John Paul II's letter on Christian unity - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis on Monday remembered Ut unum sint, St Pope John Paul II’s encyclical on ecumenism, on the 25th anniversary of its publication. Ut unum sint “confi [...] Read full article: Pope Francis remembers 25 years of 'Ut u...→

Never mind the hippies. Glastonbury has a rich Catholic history - Catholic Herald

Glastonbury! What a wealth of – mostly strange – associations that name conjures up! The little town in the West of England has a cultural significance out of [...] Read full article: Never mind the hippies. Glastonbury has ...→

Churches in Scotland could re-open next month, archbishop suggests - Catholic Herald

The Archbishop of Glasgow has suggested that churches in Scotland might be able to re-open for private prayer from the middle of June, and public Masses could [...] Read full article: Churches in Scotland could re-open next ...→

Thomas Storck, Author at Catholic Herald

Probably the key encyclical among papal social encyclicals is Pius XI’s Quadragesimo Anno (1931), written to commemorate the 40th anniversary Read full article: Thomas Storck, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Fr John Hunwicke, Author at Catholic Herald

“You’re entitled to your opinions but I dislike your tone.” How often we heard that … by “we” I mean Read full article: Fr John Hunwicke, Author at Catholic Her...→

Ben Conroy, Author at Catholic Herald

In the first of a series of interviews with leading minds, the philosopher Fr Thomas White OP discusses apologetics, the... Ireland has just voted in a new Dái [...] Read full article: Ben Conroy, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Church restrictions to be eased in New South Wales after petition from archdiocese - Catholic Herald

Restrictions on churches in New South Wales are set to be eased after a petition from the Archdiocese of Sydney condemned the “double standards” of existing re [...] Read full article: Church restrictions to be eased in New S...→

LA archdiocese announces reopening plan - Catholic Herald

After California relaxed public health restrictions on churches, the US’s largest diocese announced its plan to resume public Masses. Read full article: LA archdiocese announces reopening plan ...→

Maryland county bans Eucharist in church reopening order - Catholic Herald

Howard County has prohibited the distribution and consumption of any food or drink as part of any religious service, effectively outlawing the distribution of [...] Read full article: Maryland county bans Eucharist in church...→

Pope Francis to canonize French missionary Bl. Charles de Foucauld - Catholic Herald

De Foucauld, also known as Brother Charles of Jesus, was a soldier, explorer, Catholic revert, priest, hermit, and religious brother who served among the Tuare [...] Read full article: Pope Francis to canonize French missiona...→

Heather Tomlinson, Author at Catholic Herald

I trod an unconventional path to the Christian faith, via a left-wing secular home, a northern comprehensive education, and a Read full article: Heather Tomlinson, Author at Catholic He...→

Diary: Do bigger families cope better with the lockdown? - Catholic Herald

It’s a time for long books. I’m halfway through War and Peace. Hilary Mantel’s latest is next, an act of literary devotion which requires that I put aside her [...] Read full article: Diary: Do bigger families cope better wi...→

Colin Brazier, Author at Catholic Herald

Eighteen months ago I was having lunch with a well-known columnist and contrarian, when conversation turned to predictions. In particular,... Colin Brazier wri [...] Read full article: Colin Brazier, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Fr Julian Large, Author at Catholic Herald

It is often said that you cannot turn the clock back. In a sense, however, the Church does just that... On Easter Sunday, we contemplate with wonder the empty [...] Read full article: Fr Julian Large, Author at Catholic Hera...→

Book calling for Catholic blessing of same-sex couples was requested by Austrian bishops' conference - Catholic Herald

The work includes a liturgical section with suggestions for how a blessing of same-sex unions might be 'celebrated' in Catholic churches Read full article: Book calling for Catholic blessing of sa...→

Priest says water gun 'baptism' photo meant to be 'funny' - Catholic Herald

The Tennessee priest in a now-viral photograph that seemed to depict a baptism by water gun has told parishioners that the photo was staged, and was meant to b [...] Read full article: Priest says water gun 'baptism' photo me...→

Australian journalists face court date over Pell trial coverage - Catholic Herald

A judge in the Australian state of Victoria has proposed a trial date to prosecute journalists and media outlets for violating a court-imposed reporting ban on [...] Read full article: Australian journalists face court date o...→

California churches can reopen at 25 per cent capacity - Catholic Herald

Churches in California can begin holding services again at a limited capacity, the state announced on Monday Read full article: California churches can reopen at 25 per...→

How the 20th-century popes faced modernity - Catholic Herald

Anyone who is looking for a short, succinct survey of the men who occupied the papacy during the 20th century, the tasks and challenges they faced and the ways [...] Read full article: How the 20th-century popes faced moderni...→

A Hollywood tragedy of original sin - Catholic Herald

Since Chinatown was released in 1974, admiration of the film has steadily grown. Prompted by a newly published book, Sam Wasson’s The Big Goodbye, critics have [...] Read full article: A Hollywood tragedy of original sin - Ca...→

I was impatient for lockdown to end, but now I’m used to it - Catholic Herald

At the start of what we now call the lockdown, in mid-March (I date it from around St Patrick’s Day, March 17, when all festivities were cancelled) I was incli [...] Read full article: I was impatient for lockdown to end, but...→

Sr Carino Hodder, Author at Catholic Herald

A monastic choir, the saying goes, is never more itself than when it is alone. For my community of apostolic Read full article: Sr Carino Hodder, Author at Catholic Her...→

The Catholic Herald, Author at Catholic Herald

A fitting celebration It will be some time before the coronavirus in Britain is under effective control. But eventually it... About three-quarters of US Cathol [...] Read full article: The Catholic Herald, Author at Catholic ...→

Guernsey permits public Masses as UK churches remain closed - Catholic Herald

The island of Guernsey will permit what may be the first public Masses in the British Isles since the coronavirus lockdown from Monday Read full article: Guernsey permits public Masses as UK chu...→

Churches in Scotland could re-open next month, archbishop suggests - Catholic Herald

The Archbishop of Glasgow has suggested that churches in Scotland might be able to re-open for private prayer from the middle of June, and public Masses could [...] Read full article: Churches in Scotland could re-open next ...→

Church shelters thousands amidst Islamist attacks in the Philippines - Catholic Herald

The Church has provided food and shelter to thousands of evacuees in the southern Philippines after Islamist militants launched attacks there last week. Read full article: Church shelters thousands amidst Islamis...→

Thomas Storck, Author at Catholic Herald

Probably the key encyclical among papal social encyclicals is Pius XI’s Quadragesimo Anno (1931), written to commemorate the 40th anniversary Read full article: Thomas Storck, Author at Catholic Herald...→

South Africa’s Church: Still divided, but many good news stories - Catholic Herald

A quarter-century after South Africa rose from the ashes of apartheid as a democratic nation, racial divisions still dominate the public forum. One of the grea [...] Read full article: South Africa’s Church: Still divided, bu...→

Fr John Hunwicke, Author at Catholic Herald

“You’re entitled to your opinions but I dislike your tone.” How often we heard that … by “we” I mean Read full article: Fr John Hunwicke, Author at Catholic Her...→

Catholic teaching can guide the economic recovery - Catholic Herald

Although the Church has lived alongside disease and plagues for centuries, her social doctrine does not directly address such extraordinary conditions. Nonethe [...] Read full article: Catholic teaching can guide the economic...→

Ben Conroy, Author at Catholic Herald

In the first of a series of interviews with leading minds, the philosopher Fr Thomas White OP discusses apologetics, the... Ireland has just voted in a new Dái [...] Read full article: Ben Conroy, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Why former Anglicans make the best Catholic satirists - Catholic Herald

“You’re entitled to your opinions but I dislike your tone.” How often we heard that … by “we” I mean Anglo-Catholics in the decades when we were resisting inno [...] Read full article: Why former Anglicans make the best Catho...→

Church restrictions to be eased in New South Wales after petition from archdiocese - Catholic Herald

Restrictions on churches in New South Wales are set to be eased after a petition from the Archdiocese of Sydney condemned the “double standards” of existing re [...] Read full article: Church restrictions to be eased in New S...→

Pope Francis gives his Apostolic Blessing to Day for Life 2020 - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has given his Apostolic Blessing to everyone participating in this year’s Day for Life events across the UK. Read full article: Pope Francis gives his Apostolic Blessin...→

Baltimore archdiocese has 'serious concerns' about county Communion ban - Catholic Herald

The Archdiocese of Baltimore said it has 'serious concerns' about public health guidance from Howard County, Maryland, which prohibits the reception of Communi [...] Read full article: Baltimore archdiocese has 'serious conce...→

LA archdiocese announces reopening plan - Catholic Herald

After California relaxed public health restrictions on churches, the US’s largest diocese announced its plan to resume public Masses. Read full article: LA archdiocese announces reopening plan ...→

How to illustrate poetry - Catholic Herald

Why would you illustrate a poem? The answer is, if you are an artist and think visually, that is what you do. Does this enhance the poem or distract from … Read full article: How to illustrate poetry - Catholic Hera...→

Maryland county bans Eucharist in church reopening order - Catholic Herald

Howard County has prohibited the distribution and consumption of any food or drink as part of any religious service, effectively outlawing the distribution of [...] Read full article: Maryland county bans Eucharist in church...→

Holy water and Super Soakers don't mix, priests say - Catholic Herald

After photos appearing to depict blessings or baptisms by water gun went viral online, several priests cautioned that Catholics should take care to treat sacre [...] Read full article: Holy water and Super Soakers don't mix, ...→

Pope Francis to canonize French missionary Bl. Charles de Foucauld - Catholic Herald

De Foucauld, also known as Brother Charles of Jesus, was a soldier, explorer, Catholic revert, priest, hermit, and religious brother who served among the Tuare [...] Read full article: Pope Francis to canonize French missiona...→

Knights of Columbus founder Fr Michael McGivney to be beatified - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Fr Michael McGivney, paving the way for the beatification of the founder of the Knights o [...] Read full article: Knights of Columbus founder Fr Michael M...→

Heather Tomlinson, Author at Catholic Herald

I trod an unconventional path to the Christian faith, via a left-wing secular home, a northern comprehensive education, and a Read full article: Heather Tomlinson, Author at Catholic He...→

‘We can’t simply say the truths’: An interview with Fr Thomas Joseph White - Catholic Herald

In the first of a series of interviews with leading minds, the philosopher Fr Thomas White OP discusses apologetics, the coronavirus and the need for deeper co [...] Read full article: ‘We can’t simply say the truths’: An int...→

Diary: Do bigger families cope better with the lockdown? - Catholic Herald

It’s a time for long books. I’m halfway through War and Peace. Hilary Mantel’s latest is next, an act of literary devotion which requires that I put aside her [...] Read full article: Diary: Do bigger families cope better wi...→

Michael Tomko, Author at Catholic Herald

William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday has been highly anticipated in many circles, with plans for rambles, radio broadcasts and readings everywhere Read full article: Michael Tomko, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Colin Brazier, Author at Catholic Herald

Eighteen months ago I was having lunch with a well-known columnist and contrarian, when conversation turned to predictions. In particular,... Colin Brazier wri [...] Read full article: Colin Brazier, Author at Catholic Herald...→

By rights I should be an atheist. But I feel a pull towards Catholicism - Catholic Herald

I trod an unconventional path to the Christian faith, via a left-wing secular home, a northern comprehensive education, and a few years working in London media [...] Read full article: By rights I should be an atheist. But I ...→

Fr Julian Large, Author at Catholic Herald

It is often said that you cannot turn the clock back. In a sense, however, the Church does just that... On Easter Sunday, we contemplate with wonder the empty [...] Read full article: Fr Julian Large, Author at Catholic Hera...→

A refreshing memoir without the cruel nuns or 'Catholic guilt' - Catholic Herald

A Catholic neighbour in our village called on me recently (keeping the appropriate distance, naturally.) She has published a slim memoir of her childhood in an [...] Read full article: A refreshing memoir without the cruel nu...→

Book calling for Catholic blessing of same-sex couples was requested by Austrian bishops' conference - Catholic Herald

The work includes a liturgical section with suggestions for how a blessing of same-sex unions might be 'celebrated' in Catholic churches Read full article: Book calling for Catholic blessing of sa...→

Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in police custody a 'tragedy' - Catholic Herald

“People need to feel safe in their communities and have trust in law enforcement, who should exercise their power in a spirit of service,” the bishops said. Read full article: Minnesota bishops: Death of black man in...→

Priest says water gun 'baptism' photo meant to be 'funny' - Catholic Herald

The Tennessee priest in a now-viral photograph that seemed to depict a baptism by water gun has told parishioners that the photo was staged, and was meant to b [...] Read full article: Priest says water gun 'baptism' photo me...→

Chinese bishop who suffered years of forced labour dies at 98 - Catholic Herald

A Chinese underground bishop who was sentenced to 10 years of forced labour in the 1980s for taking Catholics on pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of [...] Read full article: Chinese bishop who suffered years of for...→

Australian journalists face court date over Pell trial coverage - Catholic Herald

A judge in the Australian state of Victoria has proposed a trial date to prosecute journalists and media outlets for violating a court-imposed reporting ban on [...] Read full article: Australian journalists face court date o...→

Pope Francis to return to window overlooking St Peter’s Square for Sunday prayer - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis will deliver his Regina Coeli address from the window overlooking St Peter’s Square this Sunday for the first time since coronavirus restrictions [...] Read full article: Pope Francis to return to window overloo...→

California churches can reopen at 25 per cent capacity - Catholic Herald

Churches in California can begin holding services again at a limited capacity, the state announced on Monday Read full article: California churches can reopen at 25 per...→

Pope Francis speaks of the enduring importance of his Salesian formation - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis on Sunday, during the midday Regina Coeli, recalled memories from his time as a young student at a Salesian school in Buenos Aires. Read full article: Pope Francis speaks of the enduring impo...→

How the 20th-century popes faced modernity - Catholic Herald

Anyone who is looking for a short, succinct survey of the men who occupied the papacy during the 20th century, the tasks and challenges they faced and the ways [...] Read full article: How the 20th-century popes faced moderni...→

Record numbers leave Church in Munich archdiocese - Catholic Herald

A record number of people left the Church in the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising last year, a local statistical office says Read full article: Record numbers leave Church in Munich ar...→

A Hollywood tragedy of original sin - Catholic Herald

Since Chinatown was released in 1974, admiration of the film has steadily grown. Prompted by a newly published book, Sam Wasson’s The Big Goodbye, critics have [...] Read full article: A Hollywood tragedy of original sin - Ca...→

Wordsworth’s search for the sacred has influenced many Christians - Catholic Herald

William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday has been highly anticipated in many circles, with plans for rambles, radio broadcasts and readings everywhere from Cambridg [...] Read full article: Wordsworth’s search for the sacred has i...→

I was impatient for lockdown to end, but now I’m used to it - Catholic Herald

At the start of what we now call the lockdown, in mid-March (I date it from around St Patrick’s Day, March 17, when all festivities were cancelled) I was incli [...] Read full article: I was impatient for lockdown to end, but...→

Mary Kenny, Author at Catholic Herald

It’s surely right that the new emergency field hospital opened in London in the Excel Centre has been called “Nightingale”.... Any crisis or emergency brings o [...] Read full article: Mary Kenny, Author at Catholic Herald...→

Sr Carino Hodder, Author at Catholic Herald

A monastic choir, the saying goes, is never more itself than when it is alone. For my community of apostolic Read full article: Sr Carino Hodder, Author at Catholic Her...→

Meet the friendliest saint in history - Catholic Herald

Through personal contact and friendship, St Philip Neri contributed to the spiritual renewal in Rome that was essential to the success of the Counter-Reformati [...] Read full article: Meet the friendliest saint in history - ...→

Pope Francis and Catholic shrines to offer rosary for Mary's help during pandemic - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis will pray the rosary in the Vatican Gardens’ Lourdes grotto on Saturday, as Catholic shrines from around the world join via video streaming Read full article: Pope Francis and Catholic shrines to off...→

Pope Francis remembers 25 years of 'Ut unum sint,' John Paul II's letter on Christian unity - Catholic Herald

Pope Francis on Monday remembered Ut unum sint, St Pope John Paul II’s encyclical on ecumenism, on the 25th anniversary of its publication. Ut unum sint “confi [...] Read full article: Pope Francis remembers 25 years of 'Ut u...→

The Catholic Herald, Author at Catholic Herald

A fitting celebration It will be some time before the coronavirus in Britain is under effective control. But eventually it... About three-quarters of US Cathol [...] Read full article: The Catholic Herald, Author at Catholic ...→

Never mind the hippies. Glastonbury has a rich Catholic history - Catholic Herald

Glastonbury! What a wealth of – mostly strange – associations that name conjures up! The little town in the West of England has a cultural significance out of [...] Read full article: Never mind the hippies. Glastonbury has ...→