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John Bradburne a saint for our time

Saints come in all shapes and sizes with all sorts of ‘name recognition’. Recently we have seen Cardinal John Newman raised to the altars. Another Englishman, John Bradburne, is much lesser known but as WARREN FEATHERSTONE writes, there is good reason for the cause for his beatification to have been opened last year.

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View from the balcony

As we continue along our journey to the Plenary 2020, it is worth reflecting on the parable of the wheat and weeds. The hands wanted to pull out the weeds that an enemy had planted in the crop, but the farmer wisely noted that to do so would kill the wheat too, so intertwined were the roots of both wheat and weeds.

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International

Pope Francis canonises 35 new saints

Inviting all faithful to practice Christian love every day, Pope Francis on Sunday (October 15) canonised 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs, holding them up as models who “point the way”.