SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
May 03, 2021
Eduardo Campos Limareports that the bishop at the centre of the controversy says he is leaving Ecuador and returning to his native Spain with clear conscience.
May 02, 2021
A long read by Michael Duggan on the Irish novelist, Francis MacManus, who "could write about the Catholic faith in a way that was tender but committed, welcoming 'the winds and rains of grace which blow from eternity through the gates of the sacraments upon the human creatures of this narrow world'."
May 02, 2021
In remarks following the public recitation of the Regina Coeli on Sunday, Pope Francis invited the faithful to join the Burmese Church in praying for peace by adding a Hail Mary for Myanmar during the daily recitation of the Rosary in May.
May 01, 2021
The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym By Paula Byrne £25, 704pp, William Collins ________ Towards the end of Paula Byrne’s biography of the novelist Barbara Pym, we are told about a letter Pym received from the editor of the Church Times. In it, he expressed a wish to review Pym’s fiction, contrary to the usual
May 01, 2021
Although he appeared to be less devout than his wife, Prince Philip’s curiosity about his own faith encouraged him to learn from others
May 01, 2021
This month’s gift to the garden – a promenade of dazzling white blossom – contains an original moment for the rest of the year
May 01, 2021
With the centenary of Henry Thorold’s birth in June, Michael Hodges celebrates the 
life of one of Britain’s most eccentric but brilliant ecclesiastical historians
May 01, 2021
Last Days In Cleaver Square, by Patrick McGrath, reviewed by Elisa Segrave
May 01, 2021
Malice in Wonderland: My Adventures in the World of Cecil Beaton, by Hugo Vickers, reviewed by Nicky Haslam
May 01, 2021
Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife, by Alison Weir, reviewed by Linda Porter
May 01, 2021
As a guide about how to plan and think, Catholicism could answer the deepest concerns of the contemporary age, reasons Gladden Pappin
May 01, 2021
Dorothy L Sayers found fulfilment in the life of the mind, if not in others, writes Melanie McDonagh