The Catholic Herald

Archived since 7 February 2003 Modern Archive

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The Catholic Herald is one of Britain’s leading Catholic publications, published monthly as a magazine. As well as carrying topical news items from the UK and the world, the Catholic Herald contains reviews and publishes in-depth interviews and special supplements for Easter and Christmas.

The Catholic Herald is a magazine of record and each issue contains leaders from the editorial staff and readers’ correspondence.

Readers who have sampled the digital service and prefer, or require, a print subscription of the Catholic Herald are encouraged to subscribe here. The digital edition can be bought and subscriptions renewed through Exact Editions with a Credit Card or a PayPal account.

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800 years ago this week, the relics of St Thomas Becket were taken to a new shrine in Canterbury Cathedral. It was 50 years since the archbishop was murdered, an event which made the cathedral one of the Middle Ages’ great pilgrimage destinations. Had it not been for the pandemic, “Becket2020” would have been marked with ceremonies, performances and conferences around the country. So why does the martyr continue to fascinate us? In this month’s cover story, William Cash finds out – starting his journey, like Chaucer’s pilgrims, from Southwark.



Becket isn’t the only historical figure whose reputation is being revisited this year. Monuments to saints and statesmen have come under attack, as we report in this month’s issue; and two historians – one more alarmed than the other – discuss the trend in this issue’s “Dialogue” slot. Elsewhere, we cover an East London school that’s helping to transform the local community; a retreat house that helps 30 women a year discern a vocation to religious life; the sadness of summer without cricket; the Catholic youth groups that are flourishing in Croatia; and the island so small that it never locked down. Plus: Ian Paisley on his admiration for Catholics, Liz Lev on what’s wrong with The West Wing, Sohrab Ahmari on political Catholicism, and much more.

Subjects: Culture, News, Politics, Religion

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The Catholic Herald is one of Britain’s leading Catholic publications, published monthly as a magazine. As well as carrying topical news items from the UK and the world, the Catholic Herald contains reviews and publishes in-depth interviews and special supplements for Easter and Christmas.

The Catholic Herald is a magazine of record and each issue contains leaders from the editorial staff and readers’ correspondence.

Readers who have sampled the digital service and prefer, or require, a print subscription of the Catholic Herald are encouraged to subscribe here. The digital edition can be bought and subscriptions renewed through Exact Editions with a Credit Card or a PayPal account.

  • First Issue: 7 February 2003
  • Latest Issue: July 2020
  • Issue Count: 881
  • Published: Weekly
  • ISSN: 2059-6812

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