SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
December 01, 2021
The secret to overcoming the anticlimax of January is to set oneself easy goals
November 30, 2021
Where would you go? I opted for the Catacombs since, despite many trips to Rome, I’ve never visited them. They are where many martyrs were buried during the great persecutions to keep them safe from desecration. But they also became early places of Christian worship, particularly the Eucharist which was celebrated around the tombs of
November 30, 2021
Abbot Hugh Allan on the enduring appeal of the Norbertines as the Order turns 900
November 30, 2021
It was when I first saw Uncle John Harman’s black trousers protruding under Father Christmas’s scarlet robe that my world changed. Up till then I had taken it for granted that grown-ups did not tell lies. Those stories of Father Christmas coming down the chimney, of Father Christmas reading my carefully written yet impassioned pleas
November 30, 2021
As attacks on society’s most vulnerable proliferate, Christmas lets us glimpse the value and meaning of every human life
November 30, 2021
Why we should always believe in the mystery of Christmas
November 30, 2021
Coronavirus has made us all more aware of our mortality – and that’s a good thing
November 30, 2021
As a model for the modern father, we should cherish Saint Joseph’s presence in society. By Piers Paul Read
November 30, 2021
John Pontifex on the Red Wednesday campaign calling on the UK government and UN to take action to end sexual violence against Christian women
November 30, 2021
Can we look forward to a better feast this year?
November 29, 2021
Stephen Bullivant examines how the pandemic has affected Mass-going in one anonymous diocese
November 29, 2021
There are all sorts of reasons why we choose the Mass we usually go to: maybe it’s the music, or the lack of it, or the bells and smells, or the lack of them… On a normal Sunday, whatever Mass we choose and for whatever reasons, we will at least hear the same readings. It
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