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Pages from earlier editions of the Catholic News
, recently included in current editions of the paper, give an insight into the changed readership of the paper over the years. This may be due in part to the profound changes in the society over the 125 years – changes in literacy, self-awareness and sense of a place and a voice within the Church.
As the paper tried to respond to these changes and to create a Catholic sensibility in a society that was trying to harness the forces of secularism with those of a pervasive religiosity, there were some high points.
The popularisation of Biblical scholarship, the Know Your Faith series, the Ask me Another of Archbishop Pantin and subsequent Shepherd’s Corner, as well as the very popular Nick’s Corner were moments when the paper seemed most clearly to fulfil its mandate.
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