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COLUMNS

7 P E T ER STANFORD

‘I’m as tempted by Slow Catholicism as I am by Slow Education’

9 P E T ER HENNESSY’S

THE LION AND THE UNICORN ‘The model of a modern PM would be a kind of grotesque composite freak’

1 5 NOTEBOOK 1 6 L ETTERS 1 7 THE L I V I NG S P I R I T 1 8 PUZZLES

BOOKS

1 9 H I LMAR PABEL

A round-up of books marking the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, ranging from selected texts and analysis and interpretation of conciliar teaching to retrospectives

T ERRY PHILPOT A Possible Life Sebastian Faulks

ARTS

2 3 F EATURE

Polly Chiapetta Islamic art galleries at the Louvre, Paris

C I NEMA Francine Stock Skyfall

T E L EV I S I ON John Morrish Brazil with Michael Palin

EXHIBITIONS Richard Harries Greg Tricker

THEATRE Mark Lawson This House

CONTENTS

2 7 OCTOBER 2 0 1 2

F EATURES

4 Silence is the sin Colm O’Gorman

How institutional denial allowed Jimmy Savile to abuse unchecked

6 Strange case of the vanishing priest

Thomas Norton Details of a mysterious disappearance 60 years ago finally revealed in MI5’s files

8 The world as it is Conor Gearty

A judge’s comments highlight the pressures of Christian witness

■ VATICAN I I : F I FTIETH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL FOCUS

1 0 ‘I’m a good Catholic in my own way’ Robert Mickens

Controversial theologian Hans Küng talks to The Tablet 1 2 Road to real virtue Liam G. Walsh

Sacrosanctum Concilium’s liturgical reforms seem under threat 1 2 My Vatican II John Quinn

By calling for the windows to be opened, Pope John opened hearts

■ WINTER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT

s 1 Set schools free Jeremy Sutcliffe

John McIntosh on the policies that produce ‘robot’ teachers s 2 The teacher who inspired me Anthony McGowan

A children’s writer remembers life-changing educators s 3 Going Dutch Meredith Whitehead

The delights of being a student at the University of Maastricht s 4 Complacent no more Brian Morton

How Scotland’s Catholic schools could point the way forward s 6 Giving girls a chance Jean M. Johnson

An order of nuns is making a difference to girls’ education in Uganda s 8 It takes two Denis Kobzev

Shorter degree courses could be the answer to financial pressures s 1 0 Higher calling Benjamin Earl

The Dominican approach to university chaplaincy s 1 2 School report Elena Curti and Mary Oram

St Michael’s Catholic Secondary School, Camborne, Cornwall

2 7 THE CHURCH I N THE WORLD

Bishop fears war may prompt ‘Iraq-style’ exodus of Christians 3 0 L ETTER FROM ROME 3 1 NEWS FROM BRITAIN AND I RELAND

Danneels says Second Vatican Council made a break with past

27 October 2012 | THE TABLET | 3

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