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These are often places where people are cut off from the outside world. Reading the Herald with its uplifting spiritual content, combined with world current affairs presented through a Catholic lens, can provide spiritual comfort, faith and something to look forward to each week.
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The same as the above but also to include £500 towards sponsoring a young Catholic graduate trainee for 12 months, training them in our offices to learn about religious affairs journalism. They will also have the opportunity to work in Rome and the USA.
Founded in London in 1888, the Catholic Herald is one of the world’s oldest and most respected Catholic current affairs and arts publications.
The magazine celebrates the riches of Catholicism with many of the world’s top cultural commentators and Vatican watchers writing for us.
The Catholic Herald is one of the world’s oldest and most trusted Catholic publications. Founded in London in 1888, we have over 130 years of wisdom that we bring to covering the Church today.
Our contributors over the years have included 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.
We need support to continue putting out an international current affairs and arts magazine of such conviction and quality that stands up for traditional Catholic values.
Our Patrons Club offers a chance to meet with leading Catholic Influentials, as well as top Catholic writers, our editors and likeminded Catholics for whom the state of the Catholic Church has never been more important. Good independent journalism requires support and investment.
Our powerful reporting, opinion pieces and cultural analysis will be a resource for orthodox Catholics who face a time of profound crisis. The Catholic Herald offers practical and positive suggestions for rebuilding confidence in the Catholic Church, not only in America but internationally.
We have been the gold standard of Catholic news, analysis, and culture writing since the 19th century. The Herald has an orthodox leaning perspective that celebrates the aesthetic and intellectual riches of the Catholic reader. We bring a fresh style and quality to Catholic journalism. We balance serious news coverage, expert analysis, light-hearted features, smart literary criticism, and spiritual exploration. Our mission is not only to give our readers the best news and analysis, but to celebrate Catholic beauty and music.
The Catholic Herald stands up for traditional Catholic values and the riches of orthodox Catholicism. We draw inspiration from the words of Evelyn Waugh, who, reporting for the Herald from a Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, reassured Catholics that “we are normal – it is the irreligious who are freaks.”
From the archives:
You should read the Catholic Herald, whether you are a Catholic, a theosophist or a devil-worshipper
When ‘GKC’ died, Monsignor Ronald Knox poured out his grief in the pages of the Herald, describing his death as ‘like an overshadowing of the sun’.
Graham Greene: Chose to write an exclusive essay in the Herald to justify his controversial 1940 novel The Power and the Glory. In it, he attacked ‘the prudish Catholics who believe that a writer should never introduce into his work anything that belongs to the savage and lustful world and should concern himself only with the good and the beautiful” and much else besides.
Evelyn Waugh, writing as a special correspondent for the Herald at the Eucharistic Congress in Budapest: ‘The most valuable part of the pilgrimage was to be living for a few days entirely surrounded by people leading a specifically Catholic life. In England we are always a minority, often a very small one. There is a danger that we look on ourselves as the exceptions, instead of in the true perspective of ourselves as normal’.
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