SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
October 21, 2021
Jonathan Bate reviews Between Form and Faith: 
Graham Greene and the Catholic Novel 
by Martyn Sampson
October 21, 2021
Geoff Heath-Taylor remembers the landscape artist regarded as the Charles Ryder of country house paintings
October 21, 2021
Freedom of speech under threat as pro-life student groups and others routinely criticised
October 21, 2021
Piers Paul Read reviews ?Benedict XVI: A Life Volume II: 
Professor and Prefect to Pope and 
Pope Emeritus 1966-the Present 
by Peter Seewald
October 21, 2021
The Holy Father gave the only possible response to the independent inquiry on child sex abuse within the French Catholic Church over 70 years: “shame”. It found some 216,000 children and teenagers – the vast majority boys – have been sexually abused by clergy since the 1950s, with the number perhaps rising to 330,000 if
October 21, 2021
The death of Sir David Amess MP diminishes us all: his family and friends, his constituency, his party, British politics. But it is also a loss to the Church. Sir David was a Catholic who took his faith seriously and brought it into public life. He was a disinterested public servant, a champion of his
October 21, 2021
It is a cause of genuine rejoicing that Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican bishop of Rochester, has been received into the Catholic Church on the feast of St Michael and All Angels. He was received by Mgr Keith Newton, the Ordinary of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, the body that allows Anglicans
October 21, 2021
Popular physicist Professor Brian Cox says science has ruled out the existence of the soul. Not so, argues Robert Verrill OP
October 21, 2021
Thanks to evergreens and pyrotechnics, we have all sorts of ways to ignore the bleakness of winter and look forward to dazzling displays that will soon return
October 21, 2021
If homilies are to be engaging, regardless of length, a greater effort must be made, while training candidates for the priesthood, in how to speak
October 21, 2021
From vaccination centres to medieval hospitals, the secular use of churches is nothing new. By Sarah Ward Clavier and Emma J Wells
October 21, 2021
Washington D.C., Oct 20, 2021 / 16:09 pm Two priests in the Diocese of Lincoln are being reassigned to ministry with restrictions, following diocesan review of accusations of sexual misconduct. Neither priest was reportedly charged with a crime. Fr. Scott Courtney, suspended from active ministry in September 2018 over accusations of having sexual relations with
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