Why Should You Subscribe to The Catholic Herald?
G.K. Chesterton, the great essayist and creator of the fictional detective Father Brown, described the Catholic Herald as the only newspaper he trusted.
We have been the gold standard of Catholic news, analysis, and culture writing since the 19th century. Today, we publish some of the best writers in the business. As a regular columnist, we have Sohrab Ahmari, now op-ed editor of the New York Post. We also have rising star Matthew Schmitz, literary editor of First Things, and the legendary Fr. George Rutler, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel in New York City. (Fr. Rutler is the Herald’s “agony priest,” answering questions from the faithful in his inimitable waspish style.)
Two distinguished Canadian priests also write regularly: Fr. Raymond de Souza, editor of Convivium magazine, and Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, president of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas, and a much-loved Herald writer on spirituality for more than 30 years.
Our mission is not only to give you news and analysis, but to celebrate Catholic beauty. Liturgical music is an important theme: the British edition’s consulting editors include the world-renowned composer Sir James MacMillan, whose Stabat Mater was performed in the Sistine Chapel in March this year.
Beyond our editorial content, we are an innovative company that wants to promote a Catholic lifestyle, not just write about it.
The Catholic Herald is one of the world’s oldest and most trusted Catholic publications. Founded in London in 1888 — yes, the same year as the Jack the Ripper murders — we have a storied background and over 130 years of wisdom that we bring to covering the Church today.
Our contributors over the years have included legendary writers like Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene. Are you a fan of The Lord of the Rings? While he was working on that book, author J.R.R. Tolkien was an avid Catholic Herald reader and correspondent.
The Catholic Herald has broken many stories in its time, the biggest of which was the death of Pope Pius XII in 1958 – a scoop the paper achieved by gambling that the pontiff would die immediately after it went to press.
Months before becoming British prime minister in 1978, Margaret Thatcher chose the Catholic Herald to talk candidly about her religious philosophy.
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