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News&analysis 6 Week in review A guide to the past seven days 8 World news map 10 The Vatican 11 Britain 12 The US 14 The rest of the world

Comment & features 15 Diary Narnia expert Fr Michael Ward is ordained to the priesthood 16 COVER STORY Miguel Cullen on the priests braving bullets in Nicaragua 19 Fr Raymond de Souza The Vatican has turned its back on Ukrainian Catholics 20 Joanna Bogle Walking the sites of Britain’s long Catholic history 21 Tim Stanley Church scandals are a dose of realism for us converts 22 Bishop Robert Barron Parishes are wonderful, but are we spending too much on them? 23 Mary Kenny It is no surprise that as nations secularise, they get richer 24 Benedict Rogers Why I was sent threatening letters from Hong Kong

The ranks of consecrated virgins are growing p14

How much sway does Vladimir Putin have at the Vatican? p19

The surprisingly biblical imagination of David Lynch p31

Back pages 27 Letters & emails Leaving the Church over Humanae Vitae; Origen’s errors 28 Arts Matthew Walther on why Dr Johnson eschewed Catholicism 30 Books City of the Good is a cerebral feast, says Michael Duggan 34 Spiritual life Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith says farewell to his flock 35 Crossword 36 Charterhouse Melissa Kite compares the holiday choices of Churchill, Blair and May 39 The Last Word Fr Ronald Rolheiser says the word ‘loser’ should be avoided Cover: CNS

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