Madeleine Teahan

Madeleine Teahan

Madeleine is the former associate editor of the Catholic Herald. She has contributed to Sky News, BBC News, Woman’s Hour, Beyond Belief and many other programmes. She is also a regular Pause For Thought contributor on BBC Radio 2.

Articles by Madeleine Teahan

Abortions in Scotland highest on record as government considers abortion on demand

Jun 3, 2023 / 07:00 am

Public Health Scotland also revealed that there has been an 84% increase in the number of abortions of babies with Down syndrome.

UK Catholic bishops join other faith leaders to oppose assisted suicide bills

May 24, 2023 / 10:00 am

The Catholic bishops of England, Wales, and Scotland issued statements recently opposing assisted suicide for terminally ill people.

Catholic prelate to participate in British coronation for first time since Reformation

May 3, 2023 / 12:30 pm

Along with other Christian leaders, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Catholic archbishop of Westminster, will bestow a special blessing on King Charles III.

5 Things to know about British MP Miriam Cates, who isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo 

Apr 22, 2023 / 07:00 am

Miriam Cates recently took on the U.K. prime minister about sex education in U.K. schools. Here’s some background on this bold Member of Parliament.

Anglican Ordinariate converts express gratitude for Benedict XVI’s ‘prophetic’ vision of unity

Jan 4, 2023 / 07:30 am

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham was established in 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI to allow Anglicans to enter into full communion with the Church.

Benedict XVI is mourned in the United Kingdom

Dec 31, 2022 / 14:55 pm

The leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, King Charles, and the Prime Minister of Great Britain were among the British leaders who paid tribute to the late pope.

Warning of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Nagorno-Karabakh

Dec 30, 2022 / 07:00 am

A leading politician serving the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) has strongly echoed Pope Francis’ concerns about the humanitarian situation in the region.

Scottish bishops warn of ‘gender reform’ bill

Dec 20, 2022 / 07:15 am

Scottish bishops have released a statement in opposition to the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals to change how they identify their gender.

UK Supreme Court to rule on ‘censorship zone’ outside abortion facilities

Dec 6, 2022 / 09:06 am

Pro-life and free-speech campaigners in the United Kingdom are awaiting a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

UK Catholic bishop speaks out after woman with Down syndrome loses abortion law appeal

Nov 29, 2022 / 04:38 am

In a ruling on Nov. 25, the Court of Appeal ruled that the UK abortion law did not discriminate against disabled people.

UK woman praying in public asked to ‘move on’ by local authorities

Nov 25, 2022 / 08:09 am

Concerns about religious freedom in the UK are intensifying after local council officers confronted a woman on the south coast of England for praying quietly in a public space and asked her to move away.

Mourners pay tribute to ‘much-loved’ Scottish archbishop

Nov 9, 2022 / 18:29 pm

“The death of Archbishop Mario will be felt not just in the Archdiocese of Glasgow, but across Scotland and beyond.”

UK social media arrest: One minute Catholic mom was roasting chicken, the next she was off to jail

Oct 13, 2022 / 09:07 am

Caroline Farrow says “gender-critical” Catholics have become “soft targets” for LGBTQ crackdowns in the U.K.

UK doctor investigated for praying with patients calls on Christians to ‘stand up and fight’

Sep 30, 2022 / 10:00 am

A Christian doctor has appealed to Christians in professional life to “stand up and fight” after he faced investigation for offering his patients “spiritual care.”

Scotland should be ‘caring for people, not killing them,’ Catholic Church urges

Sep 14, 2022 / 15:58 pm

The Catholic Church in Scotland has spoken out about the dangers of current proposals to legalize assisted suicide for terminally-ill people.

The story behind London’s new Shrine to Mary, Mother of Persecuted Christians

Sep 8, 2022 / 03:14 am

What may well be the first shrine in Europe dedicated to persecuted Christians will be blessed today in central London, UK.

New UK Health chief, a practicing Catholic, under fire for pro-life views

Sep 7, 2022 / 09:02 am

A Catholic Member of Parliament who was appointed yesterday to the role of Health Secretary in the UK has come under fire for her pro-life views. 

The Muslim, the Catholic cardinal, and the church in Bosnia that could help heal deep divisions

Aug 30, 2022 / 03:34 am

A prominent Bosnian cardinal has said that “forgiveness can be achieved” following the consecration of a Catholic church in the town of Bugojno in central Bosnia.

Germany denies refuge to Christian convert from Iran

Aug 12, 2022 / 04:05 am

The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed the case of an Iranian convert to Christianity, who is appealing his deportation from Germany back to Iran, on the grounds of religious freedom. 

Pro-lifers react with dismay to news that Irish government plans to fine for praying near abortion clinic

Aug 9, 2022 / 09:51 am

Pro-life campaigners and advocates for religious freedom in Ireland have expressed dismay following the news that the Irish Government intends to introduce fines and prison sentences for people who pray, hold signs, or try to persuade women not to have abortions while they are within the vicinity of an abortion clinic.