December 22, 2015 - Page 3 of 6 - Catholic Herald

December 22, 2015

Santa, Rudolf … and Jesus

Bemoaning the secular celebration of Christmas seems to have become an Advent tradition. Inches of column space and radio phone-ins are given over to...

Help tackle the plague of loneliness

Every December, the start of the Christmas season is heralded not only by carols and mince pies, but also by tearjerker adverts designed to...

How Scotland rediscovered Christmas

Not many people are aware that Christmas Day wasn’t celebrated in Scotland till the mid-20th century. Even after it was declared a public holiday...

All aboard for the Mercy Bus

A “Mercy Bus” will hit the streets of the Diocese of Salford in Lent next year in response to Pope Francis calling for a Year...

Sex and culture

No generation in history, I suspect, has experienced as much change as we have in the past 60 years. That change is not just...

Beyond the Door of Mercy

At the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis asked every diocesan bishop to open the Door of Mercy in his cathedral church....

Will the carols survive without Boris?

For many Londoners Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without Boris Johnson and his carol service at Southwark Cathedral. As soon as he appears in...

My blind date with an atheist

If I had known the way the evening would turn out, I would not have gone on a blind date with an atheist. But...

To Rome, the long way round

When an archbishop, a member of the House of Lords, your parish priest and two friends whom you respect greatly all tell you, independently...

Santa, Rudolf … and Jesus

Bemoaning the secular celebration of Christmas seems to have become an Advent tradition. Inches of column space and radio phone-ins are given over to...

Help tackle the plague of loneliness

Every December, the start of the Christmas season is heralded not only by carols and mince pies, but also by tearjerker adverts designed to...

How Scotland rediscovered Christmas

Not many people are aware that Christmas Day wasn’t celebrated in Scotland till the mid-20th century. Even after it was declared a public holiday...

All aboard for the Mercy Bus

A “Mercy Bus” will hit the streets of the Diocese of Salford in Lent next year in response to Pope Francis calling for a Year...

Sex and culture

No generation in history, I suspect, has experienced as much change as we have in the past 60 years. That change is not just...

Beyond the Door of Mercy

At the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis asked every diocesan bishop to open the Door of Mercy in his cathedral church....

Will the carols survive without Boris?

For many Londoners Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without Boris Johnson and his carol service at Southwark Cathedral. As soon as he appears in...

My blind date with an atheist

If I had known the way the evening would turn out, I would not have gone on a blind date with an atheist. But...

To Rome, the long way round

When an archbishop, a member of the House of Lords, your parish priest and two friends whom you respect greatly all tell you, independently...