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The Pope’s speech at St Mary’s Twickenham will be followed by students in Catholic schools via the internet

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, we profile Brother Paul McAuley, the English missionary risking all to defend the Amazon Indians; Dominic Scarborough explains why Benedict XVI takes a tough line on dissent; Mary Kenny notes that atheist states launched the fiercest persecutions of homosexuals; and Jonathan Wright wonders if human rights really are a Christian invention. Plus, Stuart Reid takes a nostalgic walk through Hampstead in the footsteps of Evelyn Waugh.

More than a million prayers collected in support of Benedict XVI

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Aethelwold (c 904-984) was a great scholar and a ruthless propagator of monasticism in Britain

Eighteenth Sunday of the Year
Eccl 1:2 & 2:21-23; Col 3:1-5 & 9-11; Luke 12:31-21

The Counter-Reformation shows us how to ‘detoxify the brand’ of Catholicism

Meet the Maltese priest at the heart a sting operation which saved a precious painting of St Jerome

Miles Jesu founder suffered from serious mental and physical health problems

Roland Joffé directs There Be Dragons, based on the life of St Josemaría Escriva