SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
October 22, 2021
From Bond to Bart, the number of Hollywood heroes and heroines who turn out to be Roman Catholic could fill St Peter’s Square several times over. Their faith isn’t overt but if you search for the signs you will find proof of an added dimension and hidden depths
October 22, 2021
The Catholic from Chicago, whose healing miracle led to the canonisation 
of St John Henry Newman in 2019, reflects on his teachings
October 21, 2021
The Herald’s former chairman Peter Sheppard recalls the origins of the Passage’s flagship gala concert
October 21, 2021
Catholic, Anglican and Jewish leaders have united to express their “profound disquiet” at a Bill to legalise assisted suicide. They said the Assisted Dying Bill of crossbench peer Baroness Meacher would put vulnerable people at greater risk of abuse. The intervention of Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the president of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales;
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
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