SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
January 21, 2021
Mr. Biden will not help hasten the defeat of the reactionary political extremism that poisons the soul of the nation by catering to the political demands of those at the other extremity of the body politic.
January 21, 2021
In two letters, politicians, senior clergy and heads of aid organisations from around the world urged US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to end their economic sanctions on Syria. Citing an appeal at the end of December from the UN Special Rapporteur on Unilateral Coercieve Measures, Prof. Alena Douhan, they called
January 21, 2021
After 200 years of building new English churches, is the vocation of the Catholic architect over, asks Michael Hodges
January 21, 2021
Catholic universities have a gift to offer the world which arises from the way we think about knowledge. We have a duty in teaching and research to ensure that the link between faith and reason is not severed. A Catholic university should also help in the building of character. Our alumni should go on to serve society whist practising the virtues – whether they practice in business, the law, sport, health or education.
January 21, 2021
Shepherds, Sheep, Hirelings and Wolves: An Anthology of Christian Currents in English Life Since AD 550 by Tim Williams, reviewed by Septimus Waugh
January 20, 2021
"Under your leadership," Pope Francis wrote, "may the American people continue to draw strength from the lofty political, ethical and religious values that have inspired the nation since its founding." The president of the US bishops conference, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, echoed those sentiments in a statement on Wednesday, and also reiterated the bishops' opposition to many of the policies and legislative promises Biden has made.
January 20, 2021
At Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons today, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration.
January 20, 2021
In his inaugural address, President Biden renewed his pledge to work for healing in the nation, after four frequently turbulent years that saw convulsion and tumult in the nation's capital.
January 20, 2021
Yesterday, outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took to his government Twitter account to deliver a blistering attack on 'wokeness', multiculturalism and moral righteousness.
January 20, 2021
Liz Hurley recounts an explosives heavy bus ride through Chechnya, where she shot her latest film
January 20, 2021
As his presidency comes to a close, Trump issues pardons to a few familiar faces
January 20, 2021
With a star-studded new HBO/BBC adaptation of Brideshead Revisited now being cast, William Cash reveals why Evelyn Waugh’s portrayal of a decadent upper-class Catholic family was banned in 1947 by the Hollywood censors