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Shahbaz Bhatti, Minister for Minorities, had received death threats from extremists but refused to stop speaking out

Hundreds of priests will be ready to hear young people’s Confessions in Madrid’s Retiro Park

Bishop of Kansas City-St Joseph opens Cause of Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey

Fr John Lee Tae-soek was once so scared of lepers that he hid from them, but he became their champion

Bishops have called Obama’s decision not to support Defense of Marriage Act an abdication of the Government’s constitutional obligation to uphold the law

Print edition 25.02.11

Much of The Catholic Herald’s content – letters, reviews, news, extra comment and features – is not available online. This week Phoebe Greenwood meets Fr Jorge Hernandez, the only priest in Gaza, along with his beleaguered and defiant flock; Mark Greaves speaks to Paul Maynard, a young Catholic MP with cerebral palsy; Charley James, a victim of abuse, writes about overcoming fear, shame and distrust with the help of clergy; and Ryan Service offers tips on how to improve a parish newsletter. Stuart Reid, meanwhile, finds out if ‘clown Masses’ are an urban myth, and Fr Robert Barron considers exorcism at the cinema.

St Tarasius (February 18) was a humble and sensible man appointed as Patriarch of Constantinople to resolve the Iconoclast controversy

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Eighth Sunday of the Year Is 49: 14-15; 1 Cor 4: 1-5; Mt 6: 24-34

Dr. Bernard N. Nathanson, a leading pro-life advocate died at the age of 84 on Monday in his New York home, after a long struggle with cancer.