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✣ August ,

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

The magnificent history of rood screens p30

Comment & features 15 Diary James MacMillan is transcribing an Albanian folk dance for his son’s wedding 16 COVER STORY GK Chesterton, John Henry Newman, Mary Potter … who might be Britain’s next saint? 19 Fr Raymond de Souza What a Vatican reshuffle means for the laity 20 Fr Armand de Malleray Rosary beads, the MOT test, and preserving our Catholic identity 21 Matthew Schmitz Why ‘Uncle Ted’ McCarrick didn’t want to be called a father 22 Stephen Withnell As a Stonyhurst governor, I have fallen in love with it again 23 Mary Kenny The Pill has affected everything touching fertility today 24 Cardinal Francis Arinze The life of a parish must be more than just ‘business as usual’

A writer who saw things fall apart in Ireland p36 Could Venerable Mary Potter be canonised? p16

Back pages 27 Letters & emails Mary, Queen of Scots myths; A plea for silence in church 28 Arts For Péguy, mission meant revolution, says John Milbank 30 Books Alexander Lucie-Smith on Britain’s alienated Roma 34 Spiritual life Fr Matthew Pittam says the sound of church bells has transformed his village parish 35 Crossword 36 Charterhouse William Trevor’s compassionate writing enriched my life, says Richard Ingrams 39 The Last Word Should we feel guilty about neglecting our friends? asks Fr Ronald Rolheiser Cover: Christian Adams

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