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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 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 13, 2021
Leaders The Synod needs you Mass appeal should be for everyone Vocations need not be consigned to the past Diary – Adam Dant Columns Long Division – In an age of medical apartheid, it’s time for some acts of love, Constance Watson Reading runes – Revelling in the theology of George Mackay Brown, Serenhedd James Compulsory Church
October 12, 2021
Director Stefan Kaminski assesses the inaugural Christian Leadership Formation programme at the Christian Heritage Centre at Stonyhurst
October 12, 2021
Where would you go? I would go to Canterbury which is not very original, but I have my reasons. Where I live in south London is very close to the Pilgrims Way and my office is in some almshouses in Peckham called the Pilgrims’ Cloisters. I feel that Canterbury is so essential to the church
October 11, 2021
In this issue, we celebrates the extraordinary life and vocation of Dom Joseph Coombe-Tennant, who died at the age of 76 in 1989. His mother was a noted psychic and he was born – named Henry – as a result of her conviction that a former spiritualist mentor wanted her to have a child by
October 11, 2021
One of the Pope’s titles is that of pontifex, or bridge builder. It is an aspect of his office that Pope Francis might reflect on when it comes to his relationship with liturgical conservatives.   Most recently, in his meeting in Bratislava with Slovakian Jesuits, the Pope addressed his decision to restrict celebrations of the
October 01, 2021
A synod on synodality may seem like an oxymoron but that is what is beginning this month. Pope Francis wants to rethink how the Church is run, and a synod – an assembly of the Church – is one way he hopes to address the issue of greater lay involvement in decision-making. The synod was
September 03, 2021
Leaders Vatican Trials Is vaccination a moral responsibility? Leading the next generation of Catholics Diary – Bevis Hillier Columns Standing firm and holding fast – Looking to Waugh for inspiration – Ken Craycraft Singing together again – Congregations are back, and in fine voice – Serenhedd James Losing the thread – How the Vatican hierarchy risks losing Catholicism’s historic
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
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