SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Gavin Ashenden

May 20, 2022
The synodal way has ended up becoming a means of imposing secularism on the sacred, says Gavin Ashenden
May 06, 2022
Gavin Ashenden explores the Christian metaphysics in Douglas Murray's new book The War on the West
April 22, 2022
Catholics are looking to Pope Francis to articulate the faith in the face of the challenges from a secularised sub-Christian and sometimes anti-Christian culture
April 07, 2022
Dr Gavin Ashenden looks at what Catholicism can teach us about "conversion therapy" and the trans debate
March 25, 2022
Don't mention the devil if you want to be taken seriously by the media
March 11, 2022
Marian apparitions often coincide with times of “human friction”. Gavin Ashenden examines the significance of the historic visions of Our Lady in Ukraine
February 26, 2022
The Queen has Covid. At 95, this could be a serious worry. But, fully vaccinated, she has been restricting herself to light duties. Inevitably though, any threat to her health brings up the thought of her mortality. One day soon, and nobody knows how soon, the 700-year-old oak Coronation Chair, which sits in Westminster Abbey,
February 14, 2022
St Valentine has become one of the more popular saints. But oddly he is more popular with the world than with the Church.
February 05, 2022
Topplers of statues would do well to remember Graham Greene's spiritual vision of "unquenchable redemption"
January 27, 2022
The former Archbishop of Paris was the one man who could have stopped the emblem of French Catholicism being turned into an “experimental showroom”
December 09, 2021
The Church’s purpose is to save our bodies and the increasingly poisoned environment they inhabit
October 25, 2021
Taking the short route to ecstasy has consequences no one foresaw. Who knew? The NHS has found itself dealing with the needs of an increasing number of geriatric cocaine users. Newspaper Headlines proclaim “Cocaine crisis in the elderly: NHS is treating patients as old as ninety with mental health issues due to ‘extreme use’ of
May 27, 2022
Does cancel culture have the Church in its crosshairs?
May 27, 2022
Gavin Ashenden recalls his days as a member of the Royal Ecclesiastical Household
April 29, 2022
Faced with a stark choice, the world needs a confident Catholic Church
March 11, 2022
As the Catholic John Fisher school comes under fire for its decision to disinvite LGBTQ+ author Simon Green, Dr Gavin Ashenden notes that those demanding inclusivity are the most intolerant
February 05, 2022
As another Anglican bishop crosses the Tiber, Gavin Ashenden identifies the Synodal path as the ultimate cause of the recent high-profile conversions to Catholicism
January 27, 2022
Why this new form of Marxism is a lethal threat to the Church
August 20, 2021
Former Anglican priest Gavin Ashenden is disappointed by the promotion of secular worship by the Church of England
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