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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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