Every congratulation on the new suit of clothes. May you long continue to provide "a modern pulpit".
Philip Daniel London, S.E.1.
Regret cannot congratulate you on new format. Paper now resembles teenager's newssheet. No longer suitable for a Catholic gentleman.
Colonel It J. Gerrard Dublin 14 You have asked for criticism of the "new look" CATHOLIC HERALD. WC find the lay-out very good; the print is nice and clear but the size of the pages is unwieldy.
G. Langley Kettering.
So this is my new-look paper. Can you really be serious? It is ghastly. fin sure it must he some nightmare of retribution for not sending my used copy to the foreign missions.
Reluctantly you will he losing one (tantalising two?) reader. Unless the paper's once proud title returns to its former dignified place— with appropriate corrections----1 will cancel my newsagent's order which dates back to 1946. No, I am not angry, just shocked and bitterly disappointed.
Congratulations on the layout of the new Cernoeic HERALD, i am really very happy about it. I like the general appearance very much; the letters seem just right nn page 2; Ryan's three little pictures are amusing; I like the colour; and, in particular, I find the photographs quite surprisingly clear. Also the type is easy to read.
I may mention that I would not object if the CATHOLIC HERALD were never to exceed a total of 10 pages. Ten condensed pages of your excellent material are quite enough to last me a week.
H. C. Hiekinbotham Hereford.
O.K. But why on earth the name all on one side? Inconvenient inartistic. Please put it back at the top!
Felicity Armstrong Bulcote, Notts.
Now we really can read the CATHOLIC HERALD in public tr,msport without any embarrassment. I like the side title of the paper and the green is easy to the eye. In fact the whole issue is excellent.
Mrs. K. B. Scully
. . Your paper seems to go in for wanton revisionism rather than responsible reform and this indeed seems to be symbolised in the pointlessness of the new look" you have afflicted it with.
The new green lines do not serve any purpose apart from the insipidity of the green, echoing. to a certain extent, the platitude-ridden insipidity of your editorial and of one or two other features and articles (notably wherever revisionist tendencies are to the fore).
Thomas W. Gadd Sale. Cheshire.
A really wonderful arrangement of the "newCATHOLIC HERALD this week but please, please. must we copy the Americans and dispense with our capital letters? I would willingly pay for new Cs and I-Is if necessary.
(Miss) M. A. Grant London, E,7.
Congratulations on the quality of the pictures. The new layout is readable and attractive.
J. C. McQuillln Taunton. Somerset.
. . The inclusion of the
trade union article seems to be completely out of place in this type of paper and would be more useful in a trade union journal or left-wing newspaper. Or was this just a filler?
(Miss) H. Pemberton
Ahbotts Langley, Herts.
The present craze for enlivening religious newspapers with colour is amusing. The choice of green for the CATHOLIC HERALD is most appropriate when one recalls its aggressive Sinn Fein policy under the editorship of Charles Diamond. One wonders what colours will be adopted by e.g. Church Times and Tablet, now that New Christian has gone orange, and Universe crushed strawberry? Search has already monopolised blue.
P. F. Anson Montrose, Angus,