I am told that the first sermon I preached here a local writer for the The Tablet walked out never to return.
Recently I have had a number of complaints from younger members of my congregation about selling the Tablet at the back of the Church. I have to confess I don't like it personally, I actually feel dirty after reading it, and therefore I haven't read it for ages. I know other bloggers have discussed the Tablet's sneering at the Pope recently, that is certainly a serious issue.
Just because I and others don't like it doesn't mean that we should ban it, it could be a reason for ensuring that we keep it.
Nevertheless, I always take people's complaints seriously, so I would be pleased hear objective reasons for either, continuing to sell it, or suggesting people who want to read it get it from the newsagent.
As we loose so much money with Catholic papers anyhow I am considering cancelling them all but the reason for not having the Tablet is a seperate issue.