Skip to main content
Read page text

Page Text

Recusant and taxidermist Charles Waterton 30

Roxanna Panufnik, composer of The Tablet’s anniversary motet 10

New recruits to the Swiss Guard prepare for their swearing-in ceremony 48

COLUMNS

Clifford Longley ‘Protestant destiny and working-class solidarity no longer cement the Union’ / 5

REGULARS

Great Catholics 37 Puzzles 37 Notebook 38 Letters 39 The Living Spirit 40

BOOKS / PAGE 41

Siobhán Garrigan The Francis miracle: inside the transformation of the Pope and the Church JOHN L. ALLEN, JR

Sarah Hayes Leonora ELENA PONIATOWSKA

ARTS / PAGE 44

Art Venice Biennale LAURA GASCOIGNE

Theatre The Audience; Gypsy MARK LAWSON

Cinema Clouds of Sils Maria FRANCINE STOCK

CONTENTS 16 MAY 2015 // VOL 269 NO. 9100

FEATURES

4 / Man with a mandate - but not a free hand With a small Commons majority, the newly re-elected Prime Minister faces a challenging term ahead BY JULIA LANGDON

The Tablet first appeared on 16 May 1840, and has been in continuous publication ever since. This edition marks that anniversary

6 / Where character counts Our survey of religious leaders reveals how the public perceives them / BY LINDA WOODHEAD

7 / Bestriding the world Why the Pope has emerged as a global celebrity for the twentyfirst century BY CATHERINE PEPINSTER

10 / Classically modern Composer Roxanna Panufnik talks to The Tablet BY BRENDAN McCARTHY

12 / ‘This is the time of mercy’ The Archbishop of Vienna introduces the Jubilee Year of Mercy BY CHRISTOPH SCHÖNBORN

15 / The top 100 The Tablet’s rankings of Catholics in public life in 2015

Catholicism’s tribes 26 / 1: Into outstretched arms The first of three articles on Catholics in Britain looks at migrants / BY PETER STANFORD

22 / 2: Joined-up thinking Britain’s converts and their journeys to the Church BY ROBIN BAIRD-SMITH

30 / 3: Through thick and thin The families who refused to give up their faith during the Reformation BY EDWARD STOURTON

32 / Conscience that would not be silenced How one priest spoke out against the Nazis, with The Tablet as his inspiration BY CHRISTA PONGRATZ-LIPPITT

34 / Our man in Mexico Graham Greene used The Tablet as a forum for his works in progress BY IAN THOMSON

34 / A village ‘saint’ An extract from a travel memoir, first published in this journal BY GRAHAM GREENE

36 / Furrows for the seeds of truth The dilemmas of Catholic journalism: truth or loyalty? BY DANIEL O’LEARY

47 / Ladies in White leader casts doubt on Castro’s sincerity 48 / The Church in the World ‘Francis effect’ boosts aid charity 51 / News from Britain and Ireland Scottish faithful desert Labour

COVER ILLUSTRATION: JAVIER RODRIGUEZ

16 MAY 2015 | THE TABLET | 3

Skip to main content