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December 01, 2015
The Catholic Herald
Ordinary Form Divine Office Week II Sunday, December 6: Second Sunday of Advent Bar 5:1-9; Ps 126; Phil 1:4-6, 8-11; Lk 3:1-6 Monday, December 7: St Ambrose Is 35:1-10; Ps 85; Mt 4:18-22 Tuesday, December 8: Immaculate Conception Gn 3:9-15, 20; Ps 98; Eph 1:3-6, 11-12; Lk 1:26-38 Wednesday, December 9: Weekday of Advent, St Juan
December 01, 2015
Staff writers
1 Students at Saint Benedict Catholic Voluntary Academy in Derby have handed over more than 150 Christmas shoeboxes to the local Rotary Club.   2 Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe, Great Manchester, unveils its “buddy bench”, aimed at eliminating loneliness and fostering friendship in the playground.   3 A student ambassador at St
December 01, 2015
The Catholic Herald
Cryptic across 1 Bread abstainer’s making sandwich with is type for dipping (7) 5 He foresaw mineral wealth ultimately (5) 8 Paul’s letter they read is fair representation of saint (9) 9 West German capital list rejected somewhere near Jerusalem (3) 10 NT book’s contracted about one of the deacons (5) 12 Film-makers lie around
December 01, 2015
The Catholic Herald
Stoking the fire in the ‘intra-Catholic’ wars SIR – How thoughtful of George Weigel (Cover story, November 27) not only to decry the “intra-Catholic wars”, but to give us such a vivid example of this sad phenomenon – in his own article. Catholics are divided into camps, and the ones with the temerity to disagree with
December 01, 2015
Fr Ronald Rolheiser
This is not a good time to be a Muslim in the Western world. As the violence perpetrated by radical Islamist groups such as ISIS, al-Qaeda, and Boko Haram becomes more and more prevalent, huge numbers of people are becoming paranoid about, and even openly hostile towards, the Islamic religion, seeing all Muslims as a
December 01, 2015
The Catholic Herald
Cardinal Nichols (Westminster) Sun: Mass for 150th Anniversary of Notre Dame de France, London, 11am. Tue: Celebrates 50th Anniversary of becoming a Parish of the Diocese of Westminster, Immaculate Conception, 7pm. Wed: Meeting with Bishops’ Conference Staff, London, 10am, Governance Meeting followed by Dedication of New Altar, Allen Hall Seminary, 3pm. Thu: Cardinal Hume Centre
December 01, 2015
Sir Michael Tugendhat
Last month 130 people, mostly young, were murdered in Paris – many times the number of victims in the attacks in the city last January. Recently there have been fatal attacks in Tunisia, Sinai and Mali, adding to a list of terrorist attacks in recent years by so-called Islamists. Attacks have occurred at ever-decreasing intervals.
December 01, 2015
Staff Reporter
Previous winners of the animal welfare charity's award include Morrissey, Tony Benn and Ricky Gervais
December 01, 2015
Carol Glatz
Pope Francis has said it would be 'tragic' if special interests won out over the common good
December 01, 2015
Simon Caldwell
A senior official at Lourdes said he is proposing British and Irish pilgrimages as a model for the rest of the world
December 01, 2015
Catholic News Service
The attack on the clinic in Colorado Springs left three people dead
December 01, 2015
Madeleine Teahan
The national inquiry will examine 12 different institutions and locations, including the Catholic Church, Anglican Church and Rochdale Council