Inside this week’s Catholic Herald

This week's Catholic Herald

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Here is a handy guide to the brilliant articles, arguments and reviews to be found within the covers of this week’s Catholic Herald.

Our cover story…

Jon Andersen explains why the bells are tolling for the Irish Church and outlines what it must do to save itself from extinction

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Rachel Kelly explains why defeat is good for MPs

Meanwhile Edward Pentin interviews the bishop in Kenya who puts his life on the line daily

Arts and spiritual life

John Hinton writes on how Kim Jong-il who would stop at nothing to outdo Hollywood

Available exclusively in the print edition…

William Cash on the the wives who politicians try to hide

Piers Paul Read asks if the Pope could govern Europe

While Mary Kenny reveals the one quality you need in old age

Stephen Bullivant explains why Humanae Vitae is good news for Guardian readers

Cardinal Burke tells Riccardo Cascioli that he is not anti-papal

John Charmley says bishops cannot change Church teaching

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