Invest in safeguarding the future of independent Catholic Journalism
Dear Herald friend
We are inviting readers to support the Herald by investing in our future – especially the next generation – as the guardian of Catholic values at this critical time in the church’s history.
The Herald has been commentating on Vatican, ecclesiastical and religious affairs since 1888. We think it’s more vital than ever that the most important moral and political questions of our day are openly debated and discussed intelligently.
Never before has it been so important for the world’s Catholic community to have an authoritative voice that is not afraid to speak out, holding both lay and religious leaders to account, whilst also celebrating the riches of Catholic culture and liturgy.
Our new Herald Patron’s Fund needs to raise £250,000 ($300,000) which will be invested in standing up for Catholic values and social teaching and supporting our Herald Journalism Fellowship programme. By sponsoring a year of original reporting in a country of your choice – from the Vatican to Hong Kong – you can make a real difference.
The fellowship programme will allow us to fund original journalism on the ground from Eastern Europe, the Vatican, the Holy Land, Africa, Latin America, Asia, Australia and the USA and other regions. With your help, we will sponsor expert Catholic authors, commentators and academics from across the globe to report on current affairs.
With fierce debate over subjects like the Latin Mass, euthanasia and abortion, our mission today is to safeguard traditional Catholic values and teaching at a time when the church is divided. We will also be sponsoring a Catholic graduate trainee to work for the Herald in the UK, Rome and the US.
Over a period of 130 years, the Herald has published such names as Evelyn Waugh, JRR Tolkien, GK Chesterton and Graham Greene. Today, as a world-leading Catholic media voice (half our digital readers are from the US), we remain at the forefront of public debate. As we expand internationally, thanks to new digital opportunities, we require investment in order to support the best journalism covering the Vatican, USA, Britain and maintain our correspondents and editors abroad.
Please join us on our mission to celebrate the intellectual and spiritual riches of Catholic faith and culture that has made us a bold and influential voice for over a century. By doing so you can help influence the future of the church positively in these challenging times.
Your contribution will also pay for Herald gift print magazine subscriptions to priests, seminaries, Catholic schools and colleges, care homes, religious care homes, hospitals, university and prison chaplaincies. Again and again, we hear that the monthly arrival of the Herald is something that people look forward to, especially the lonely. Our spiritually and intellectually uplifting content is intended to brighten lives, provide moral clarity and nourish souls.
For more significant contributions to the Herald Patron’s Fund (over £15,000), the opportunity exists to become a shareholder in the Herald (email [email protected]
To make a direct contribution to the Herald Patron’s Fund, please donate below.
Donors giving £500 or more will automatically become sponsor patrons of the Herald. This includes two complimentary print/digital gift subscriptions, invitations to Patron events, pilgrimages and dinners, and 6 gift subscriptions sent to priests, seminaries, Catholic schools, religious care homes and prison and university chaplaincies. Click here for more information on becoming a Patron Sponsor.
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