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February 23, 2017
February 23, 2017
Take a look inside this week's Catholic Herald
February 23, 2017
Their lives cause scandal, the Pope said, and lead people to say 'it would be better to be an atheist'
February 23, 2017
Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo says churches are being 'deliberately targeted' by violence
February 23, 2017
Mgr Konrad Krajewski will donate his shopping bags – filled with cheese and prosciutto – to soup kitchens in Rome
February 23, 2017
We have more in common with him than he might care to admit
February 23, 2017
I decided there was no hell aged 12. Years later, I found myself transfixed by a plea for intercession by an agnostic
February 23, 2017
Post-Vatican II ugliness coincided with a collapse in the Church’s ministry to the marginalised. When beauty returns, so will Catholicism’s universal appeal
February 23, 2017
A historic event took place at Westminster Cathedral last weekend. The national newspapers didn’t notice it. Television news bulletins didn’t feature it. Even Catholic news websites barely mentioned it. But last Saturday Cardinal Vincent Nichols consecrated England and Wales to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and crowned a statue of Our Lady of Fatima that
February 23, 2017
✣ Roe v Wade plaintiff turned pro-lifer dies at 69 What happened? Norma McCorvey, the Roe of the infamous US abortion judgment Roe v Wade, has died. In 1969, aged 22, she sought an abortion after becoming pregnant with her third child. The case went to the Supreme Court, with McCorvey taking the pseudonym “Jane Roe”.
February 23, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online A philosopher’s deathbed request At the National Catholic Register, Robert Royal paid tribute to the Catholic philosopher Michael Novak, who died last week. Before he died, Royal reported, Novak told everyone who came to see him: “God loves you and you must love one another, that is all that matters.”
February 23, 2017
The Church of Corpus Christi in Covent Garden, London, has unveiled a new high altar as part of a major restoration project. When the church was opened in 1874, Cardinal Henry Manning, the Archbishop of Westminster, said: “A sanctuary has been opened to be specifically devoted to the adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.” It was
February 23, 2017
Cardinal Vincent Nichols has crowned a statue of Our Lady of Fatima in the centenary year of her appearance, and reconsecrated England and Wales to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. In a packed Westminster Cathedral, filled to its 3,000 capacity and with large crowds spilling onto the plaza, Cardinal Nichols led the prayer of consecration,
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