7 February 2003
The Catholic Herald is one of Britain’s leading Catholic publications, published weekly as a magazine. As well as carrying topical news items from the UK and the world,
the Catholic Herald contains
and special supplements for Easter and
The Catholic Herald is a magazine of record and each issue contains
leaders from the editorial staff and
In the 16th-century the Jesuits set out to “make disciples of all nations”, as Christ commanded. They did pretty well, until they reached Japan, which proved totally impervious to Catholicism. That, at least, is what many people believe. But it’s a myth, says Roy Peachey in this week’s cover story. Meanwhile, Francis Phillips hails the “dynamic, passionate and provocative” William Oddie, the former Catholic Herald editor who has died aged 80. (I pay tribute to him here.) James Baresel says there’s more to the Borgias than debauchery. And Harry Mount explains why his favourite drink this year was a Stella Artois in a little plastic cup. I hope you enjoy the issue.