SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
September 02, 2021
Harry Mount reviews Charlotte Higgins's new book, 'Greek Myths: A New Retelling' for the September '21 issue of the Catholic Herald
September 02, 2021
As our great churches are branded must-visit tourist attractions, can we still find solace in them?
September 02, 2021
Rome Newsroom, Sep 1, 2021 / 14:00 pm The relics of three of Korea’s oldest Catholic martyrs have been identified with DNA testing, the Diocese of Jeonju announced on Wednesday. The relics of Blessed Paul Yun Ji-chung and two of his martyr companions were confirmed by the Catholic Church after a months-long investigation that involved
September 01, 2021
Since 2000, when I turned 60, I have lived at the Hospital of St Cross, a medieval almshouse in Winchester. It was founded about 1132 by William the Conqueror’s grandson, Henry de Blois, Bishop of Winchester – as “sheltered accommodation” for old men in straitened circumstances. (It’s not a medical hospital – here the word
September 01, 2021
The Christian Leadership Foundation, a charity founded by David Alton in 2012, has completed the first part of its new programme for young people in lower sixth forms. Fourteen young students – mostly 17 years old – met in late July at the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst for five days of debate, prayer, discussion
September 01, 2021
Visionary craftsman-artist David Montalto has used dust from the moon to create a Cross for the Cosmos. Here is his extraordinary story
September 01, 2021
Melanie McDonagh reviews The Making of Oliver Cromwell, 
by Ronald Hutton
September 01, 2021
Where would you go? Assisi. We have been several times before and it has always been a very special place for us. As my wife and I turned 50, we wanted to do a special visit and walk there. But then Covid stopped that. Once the world gets back to normal, we will be on
September 01, 2021
The reputation of EW Pugin has inevi tably, to a degree, been overshadowed by that of his father, Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52). Both lived very short lives – father and son respectively died at 40 and 41 – and yet both achieved a prolific amount. EW Pugin was responsible for two English Catholic cathedrals
September 01, 2021
A grounding in Classics helps children understand the difference between faith and reason, writes Dominic Sullivan
September 01, 2021
The former head of the UK’s largest private abortion provider has come to the defence of a Catholic university chaplain “cancelled” for expressing his pro-life opinions. Ann Furedi, until recently the chief executive officer of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), said Nottingham University was “stupid” for refusing to recognise Fr David Palmer as chaplain
September 01, 2021
As regulations are relaxed, congregations ought to be in fine voice
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