“The Tablet” is a Catholic weekly journal that has been published continually since 1840. It reports on religion, current affairs, politics, social issues, literature and the arts with a special emphasis on Roman Catholicism while remaining ecumenical. It is committed to the teaching of the Second Vatican Council.
The editor of “The Tablet” is Catherine Pepinster, who was formerly executive editor of The Independent on Sunday. Appointed in 2004, she is the paper’s first female editor. She said that the Tablet is a journal that will continue to provide a forum for “progressive, but responsible Catholic thinking, a place where orthodoxy is at home but ideas are welcome.” Here she is talking to Pat Coyle about the role that the Catholic Church plays in England.