November 16, 2018

Opinion & Features

Whether the issue is abuse or administration, Francis readily exercises his supreme authority over bishops

Shorter sentencing doesn’t get to the heart of the matter. Work, education, and a drug-free environment are the key to redemption

If the philosopher is unacceptable, what about me? Or my friends? Or, most importantly, my Church?

Historically, the US faithful have voted along ethnic lines – or mirrored national divisions. But old allegiances are fraying

Among the British troops, a small edition of the Bible was issued with their kit

How to enjoy a Caravaggio gem in peace and quiet

McCarrick’s depredations demand prophetic anger – not pseudo-religious talk about ‘the mystery of human freedom’

Both countries are dominated by non-Catholic socio-political establishments, against which Catholics must define themselves

News Analysis

Life & Soul


Alfred Bruneau’s composition is so extravagant that few ever dare to perform it. A London church dared to try – and triumphed

Gerard Manley Hopkins’ wonderful manuscripts have been acquired by the Bodleian Library. They offer a glimpse of a genius at work


American traditions may be recent, but that doesn’t make them inauthentic – and it hasn’t stopped them from conquering the planet

Christopher Altieri welcomes Philip Lawler’s analysis of the US hierarchy’s failings

Matt Thorne on the final instalment of a literary sensation