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April 02, 2021
The vaccination program at Paul VI is part and parcel of the push Pope Francis has been making to see that vaccine doses are distributed with a view to the safety of the most vulnerable. 
April 02, 2021
Tessa Balfour on her family tradition: potted shrimps for supper on Holy Saturday.
April 02, 2021
“If mere circumstances conditioned the saving power of the cross,” Pope Francis went on to say, “the Lord would not have embraced everything. But when his hour came, he embraced the cross fully. For on the cross there can be no ambiguity!”
April 01, 2021
Several news reports say Pope Francis celebrated Thursday afternoon around 5:30pm Rome Time in Cardinal Becciu's private chapel, inside the cardinal's apartment in the Palazzo del Sant'Uffizio -- the headquarters of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith -- a stone's throw from the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse.
April 01, 2021
Cardinal Charles Maung Bo preaching at Westminster Cathedral in London, England, May 12, 2016. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk via CNA CNA Staff, Apr 1, 2021 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- Cardinal Charles Maung Bo has said that “merciless killings” of protesters following a Feb. 1 military coup have turned Burma into a “21st-century Calvary.” In an Easter message posted
April 01, 2021
Anthony Cazalet looks at the papal penchant for wine and suggests a few bottles to enjoy at home
April 01, 2021
Members of the militant Islamic ISIS network have claimed responsibility for the attack, which may have left as many as 50,000 people homeless.
April 01, 2021
Guy Hayward explains how sitting next to a stranger on a train led to his mapping out 10 new English Heritage pilgrimage trails that step into religious history
April 01, 2021
Art dealer Philip Mould is captivated by a three-volume (and 20kg) photo book detailing the frescoes of the Sistine Chapel
April 01, 2021
As spring arrives, Charlie Hart welcomes new arrivals to his family and relishes the prospect of his garden’s olfactory impact
April 01, 2021
Columns Chaplain for our times – Serenhedd James on the importance of university religion Pole Position – Olenka Hamilton on Polish anti-vaxxers Family values – Hungarian family minister Katalin Novák talks to the Catholic Herald Blessed Raymond – Bringing out your inner monk by William Cash The Joys of Silence – The monastic travels of
March 31, 2021
“The rise in violence against Asian people across the country is alarming and horrific to all people of right reason,” Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone wrote in a March 30 statement.