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In this week’s issue we report on the conclusion of the stunningly successful visit of St Thérèse’s relics to England and Wales, explain why Polish Catholics are up in arms about the comedian Stephen Fry, publish a Muslim critique of Hans Küng and Tony Blair and preview the Archbishop of Canterbury’s audience with Pope Benedict.

Broadcaster Michael Coren marvels at the transformation of the Canadian Church. Will Heaven visits a thriving traditional religious community in France and Quentin de la Bédoyère reflects on the stupidity of crowds.

Mary Kenny says the Royal Mail needs a Cardinal Manning, Patrick West marks the 30th anniversary of Life of Brian, Nick Thomas is riveted by BBC Four’s Electric Dreams, and Philip Booth wonders why the Pope’s recent encyclical praised pawnbroking.

Andrew M Brown enters Terry Gilliam’s imaginarium, Francis Phillips praises Catholic resistance to Nazism and Christian de Lisle applauds an inspiring collection of essays on the priesthood.

Finally, Stuart Reid venerates the relics of St Thérèse with a “nice, non-Catholic woman” and Fr Ronald Rolheiser says we shouldn’t play safe in our spiritual lives.

Only a small proportion of these articles appears online, so you may want to subscribe to the paper to get the full range.

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Written by Luke Coppen

October 16, 2009 at 4:10 pm

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