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The Catholic Herald

November 03, 2020
The young people hoping to become adults this year are facing some serious road blocks. Last week, a 30 minute documentary aired on BBC Panorama called Has Covid Stolen My Future? The programme interviewed young people and graduates across the country who can find no work or who have had paid traineeships taken away. Unemployment
October 18, 2020
A government-backed advertisement campaign encouraging people to consider careers in cyber security has been removed after angry backlash. The advertisement pictured a ballerina alongside the caption: “Fatima’s Next Job Could be in Cyber (she just doesn’t know it yet)”. The campaign, released by government programme CyberFirst, was criticised for undermining the Arts. The advertisement came
September 29, 2020
3,000 students across the country are in forced isolation, threatened with fines and arrest if they try to leave their halls of accommodation- even those who have been tested for Covid and found to be negative. At MMU (Manchester Metropolitan University), 1,700 students have been told to quarantine for a fortnight – their halls patrolled
June 01, 2021
Leaders  Our future lies with Dante, 700 years after his death  Our children deserve better Why the story of St Thomas still resonates today Columns Diary – Revd Joseph Simmons Let’s get physical Meeting face to face at last – Serenhedd James Profiting from Penance – The rise of the secular pilgrim, William Cash After death
June 01, 2021
The story of St Thomas still resonates, over 850 years after his death.
June 01, 2021
Where would you go?  A few years ago I was due to go to Southern India. We’d planned to stay somewhere quite remote that you could only reach by boat. The plan was to spend time fishing and to come up with new recipe ideas. I’ve never been to India before and I like the
June 01, 2021
Why do we commemorate literary anniversaries?
June 01, 2021
At this time of year, many of our young people receive the sacraments of Holy Communion, Penance and Confirmation. These are happy occasions. But what is evident is that the preparation that children receive for the sacraments is far less rigorous than it once was, even taking remote learning into account. Whereas previous generations would
May 01, 2021
The Queen, in the loss of her husband, has the great consolation of every Christian: the resurrection of the dead.
May 01, 2021
Pentecost this year falls on 23rd May.
May 01, 2021
The funeral of HRH Prince Philip, late Duke of Edinburgh, was celebrated with superb dignity in the sunshine at St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
May 01, 2021
Tracy Borman would ponder the soothing words of Julian of Norwich on her pilgrims way to Venice
May 01, 2021
Catholic education needs a radical return to its roots
April 12, 2021
Our list brings together the brightest and best artistic whizzes, wordsmiths, musicians and players of the last century, whose Catholic faith – or loss of it – has defined their careers. Edited by Olenka Hamilton
April 01, 2021
Adam Dant on travelling in style to the Queen of cities