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July 07, 2021
One of the more uncomfortable homilies I can remember included a paean to the “heroic silence” of St Maria Goretti in the face of prolonged sexual harassment by her eventual murderer, Alessandro Serenelli. Maria’s silence, for the homilist, evoked that of Christ during his trials and passion — a connection he meant to be inspiring.
June 01, 2021
The story of St Thomas still resonates, over 850 years after his death.
March 03, 2021
Sometimes we need to speak ill of the dead. We may need to speak critically when the dead is a public figure whose memory his ideological allies use to promote their cause. When political people memorialize him in a way that establishes their favored political narrative. We must criticize to try to establish the truth. And as Catholics, we should be critical for another reason.
March 01, 2021
In this guide to foodie saints, restaurant critic William Sitwell explores the surprising relationship between dining out and the Catholic church
December 29, 2020
Catholic Herald chairman William Cash recently walked the first part of the so-called “Becket Way” from Southwark Cathedral into Kent, a relatively new pilgrimage route from Southwark to Canterbury.
December 17, 2017
The new norms explicitly rule out selling hair strands, hands and teeth, which fetch high prices in online auctions
April 03, 2017
The saint's first response to Christ's invitation was to try and wriggle out of it
March 14, 2017
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