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Hearing Dr. King in Time
Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa
Improbable Hagiographies: Sts. Felicity and Perpetua
Unnatural Business: The Last Words of Justin Townes Earle
Friday Supper: A coincidental Asian slaw
Should Our Lady ever be portrayed without clothes?
Leticia Ochoa Adams
Whiteness at Work
Catholic Herald Weekly Debates
Debate: Is the Catholic Church in its best shape ever?
September 19, 2013
Or is the Church actually in the grip of a crisis that threatens its very existence?
Debate: Is giving up alcohol, chocolate or biscuits the best way of marking Lent?
February 07, 2013
Or is that a distraction from the real task of preparing for Holy Week and Easter?
Debate: Is modern church architecture always hideous?
November 24, 2011
Or are there some modern churches that really do inspire devotion and raise people's spirits to God?
Debate: Why do Catholics lapse?
November 17, 2011
Is it primarily the fault of the Church or of the Catholics who have left it?
Debate: Is it ever right to advise someone not to become a Catholic?
March 25, 2011
Should we always encourage people to convert or can there be good reasons not to cross the Tiber?
Debate: Have the SSPX-Vatican talks been a waste of time?
February 25, 2011
Or are they a crucial step along the way towards unity?
Debate: Is the new Mass translation worth all the bother?
February 11, 2011
Will it enhance the liturgical life of the Church, or is it just a lot of extra hassle for priests?
Debate: Is L’Osservatore Romano undermining the Church?
December 10, 2010
Or is it a breath of fresh air in the fusty world of Vatican communications?
Podcast: A ‘slap in the face’ for Cardinal Sarah
The Vatican’s Embarrassing SciFi Creche
News cycle making you anxious? I’ve found an antidote – and so much more
Keeping Quiet: The downside to “voluntary laicization”
Defeated by Truth and Raging Against Honor
Joe Biden’s Creed
Obituary: Paul Moore, ‘mad monk’ who blew the whistle on bank failure
‘Are Those Table Runners?’ Asked the Woman Who’d Lost Everything Just Before Christmas
‘Catholicism is a huge part of family life’: Kadiatu Kanneh-Mason interviewed
Pope Francis admits women to ministries of lector and acolyte in new motu proprio