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✣ October ,

News&analysis 8 Week in review A guide to the past seven days 10 World news map 12 The Vatican 13 Britain 14 The US 16 The rest of the world

How the Church helped to build Brazil p33

Comment & features 17 Diary Bishop Philip Egan gets some advice from the Holy Father 18 COVER STORY Alice Nutter was hanged as a witch – but was she in fact a Catholic recusant? 20 Fr Raymond de Souza Who really chose China’s two bishops at the Rome synod? 22 Danny Sullivan The Church in this country can do much more for abuse survivors 23 Tim Stanley We should take communism as seriously as the Chinese do 24 Ned Donovan The ‘titular sees’ that have their own bishop but no Catholics 25 Mary Kenny My sister called me a mean tipper – was she right to? 26 Fr George William Rutler There’s nothing traditional about pews – quite the opposite

Bishop Egan on what it’s really like to make an ad limina visit p17

Fr George Rutler says we should rip out our pews p26

Back pages 29 Letters & emails How to marry a Catholic; Martin Luther King and a Church in crisis 30 Arts Bonnie Lander Johnson sees the cult of Frida Kahlo close up 33 Books Ian Thomson on the turbulent but fascinating history of Brazil 36 Spiritual life Fr Dominic Allain is impressed by his first ordinariate Mass 37 Crossword 38 Charterhouse Peter Sheppard on rescuing medieval churches in Norfolk 41 The Last Word Our roots are just a starting point, says Fr Ronald Rolheiser Cover: Graham Demaline/Wikipedia

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