SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
June 01, 2021
An assessment of post-war Catholic churches, from fan-shaped “flying saucers” to concrete cathedrals
June 01, 2021
Leaders  Our future lies with Dante, 700 years after his death  Our children deserve better Why the story of St Thomas still resonates today Columns Diary – Revd Joseph Simmons Let’s get physical Meeting face to face at last – Serenhedd James Profiting from Penance – The rise of the secular pilgrim, William Cash After death
June 01, 2021
As a return to socialising beckons, it’s worth reflecting on the 
trials and tribulations of this year spent under lockdown
June 01, 2021
The story of St Thomas still resonates, over 850 years after his death.
June 01, 2021
Travellers to Rome are all too easily fleeced, but play 
your cards right and you can bypass the heaving 
crowds and overpriced cafes
June 01, 2021
Where would you go?  A few years ago I was due to go to Southern India. We’d planned to stay somewhere quite remote that you could only reach by boat. The plan was to spend time fishing and to come up with new recipe ideas. I’ve never been to India before and I like the
June 01, 2021
The Treasures of English Churches: Witnesses to the History of a Nation, by Matthew Byrne Shire Publications, £20, 160 pages   And Did Those Feet: The Story and Character of the English Church AD 200-2020, by Patrick Whitworth  Sacristy Press, £40, 662 pages ________ The Archbishop of Canterbury and every single Anglican vicar and Catholic
June 01, 2021
Assassinated in Burundi in 2003, Archbishop Michael Courtney was a popular figure with the religious and secular whose trajectory suggests he may have been in line to become the first Irish pontiff
June 01, 2021
Why do we commemorate literary anniversaries?
June 01, 2021
As the government tries to keep us all alive, a raft of new material 
suggests there is nothing to fear from the afterlife
June 01, 2021
Peter Aiers, CEO of the Churches Conservation Trust 2020, pays tribute to Peter Ainsworth 1956-2021
June 01, 2021
As the feast of St John the Baptist approaches, Ronald Hutton traces 
the history of religious rites at the summer solstice