SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Pope Francis
November 04, 2021
Vatican City, Nov 3, 2021 / 09:00 am Pope Francis has asked Catholics around the world to pray in November for people suffering from depression or burnout, that they might find the support they need. He made the appeal in his November prayer intention, shared with an accompanying video on Nov. 3.  “We pray that
October 30, 2021
Pope Francis failed to show any pastoral responsibility at his meeting with the US President
October 28, 2021
Damascus, Syria, Oct 28, 2021 / 04:05 am Pope Francis has donated $170,000 to the Catholic Church in Syria for its charitable work with the poor. Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, announced on Oct. 26 that each of the country’s 17 ecclesiastical circumscriptions would receive $10,000. He was speaking to
October 28, 2021
Vatican City, Oct 27, 2021 / 09:00 am The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis is considering an invitation to visit Canada in light of the Canadian bishops’ “pastoral process of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.” A communique from the Holy See Press Office on Oct. 27 said that the pope has “indicated his willingness to
October 28, 2021
Washington D.C., Oct 27, 2021 / 14:00 pm Ahead of President Joe Biden’s Oct. 29 meeting with Pope Francis, a White House spokeswoman acknowledged on Wednesday that “the pope has spoken differently” than Biden on abortion. Biden, a Catholic, “is somebody who stands up for and believes that a woman’s right to choose is important,”
October 25, 2021
On Monday, Pope Francis appointed the economist Jeffrey Sachs to the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.  The Holy See press office said on 25th October that the pope had named Sachs as an “ordinary member” of the academy founded in 1994 by Pope John Paul II to promote the study and progress of the social sciences. Sachs, the director
October 11, 2021
One of the Pope’s titles is that of pontifex, or bridge builder. It is an aspect of his office that Pope Francis might reflect on when it comes to his relationship with liturgical conservatives.   Most recently, in his meeting in Bratislava with Slovakian Jesuits, the Pope addressed his decision to restrict celebrations of the
October 02, 2021
On 4 October 2003, the Feast Day of Saint Francis, I arrived in Santiago de Compostela, having completed the Camino Frances, the pilgrimage route which crosses northern Spain from the Pyrenees. After queuing for our certificates of completion, my walking companions and I hurried to the midday pilgrims’ Mass at the magnificent Gothic cathedral. It
Donate
Please Donate

Having been unable to sell in churches for well over a year due to the pandemic, we are now inviting readers to support the Herald by investing in our future. We have been a bold and influential voice in the church since 1888, standing up for traditional Catholic culture and values.

Please join us on our 130 year mission by supporting us. We are raising £250,000 to safeguard the Herald as a world-leading voice in Catholic journalism and teaching. For more information from our chairman on contributing to the Herald Patron's Fund, click here

Make a Donation

Donors giving £500 or more will automatically become sponsor patrons of the Herald. This includes two complimentary print/digital gift subscriptions, invitations to Patron events, pilgrimages and dinners, and 6 gift subscriptions sent to priests, seminaries, Catholic schools, religious care homes and prison and university chaplaincies. Click here for more information on becoming a Patron Sponsor. Click here for more information about contributing to the Herald Patron's Fund