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An Anglican parish in Kent makes the first moves towards joining an Ordinariate in a lay driven initiative

The exact cost is not yet known but estimates suggest the Church in Britain is still several million short

Print edition 15.10.10

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week, we print the full text of a lecture by Archbishop Vincent Nichols at Brixton prison; Desmond O’Grady writes about Mary MacKillop, arguing that only a master novelist can bring her story to life; and catechist Geoff Callister says we need a plan if we are to seize the Benedict Bounce. Plus, Anna Arco writes about her meeting with the Holy Father, and how she almost burst into tears.

St Ignatius of Antioch (October 17) bears remarkable witness to the power of the faith in the early Church

Dom Antony Sutch joins Matthew Parris and lawyer Geoffrey Robertson to argue that Christians are not ‘bashed’ in Britain

The process to beatify John Paul II is accelerating.

Archbishop Fisichella, president of the pontifical council for evangelising the West, says his first step is to set up a computer

‘Vicious and menacing’ burglar jailed for two years after breaking into priest’s home and stealing charity boxes

Circus festival visits Pope

Church leaders from Middle East enjoy circus performance

Round-the-clock vigils and Masses for the miners are held around the country as the men are pulled out of the mine one by one