SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Melanie McDonagh

September 21, 2021
The Pope has enabled priests to absolve in confession those who participate in abortions.
September 03, 2021
Women will have babies, babies whose conception was unwelcome, but who will now have a chance of life. And that’s bad news? 
September 05, 2020
Tony Abbott’s new role as senior trade advisor to the UK government has sparked controversy. Russell T Davies, the Dr Who screenwriter, and Sir Ian McKellan won’t be pleased at the confirmation that Tony Abbott, the former Australian PM, is to be a trade envoy for the British Government. They, and two dozen other people
October 14, 2021
The acclaimed English composer Will Todd is a self-described ‘ambassador for liturgy’ whose passion for sacred music informs his life and work, he tells Melanie McDonagh
September 01, 2021
Melanie McDonagh reviews The Making of Oliver Cromwell, 
by Ronald Hutton
August 04, 2021
Melanie McDonagh on how the Vatican Trial of the century highlights the injustice to Cardinal Pell
July 29, 2021
Melanie McDonagh remembers left-leaning theologian Herbert McCabe
July 01, 2021
The new head of the CSSA, prosecutor Nazir Afzal, talks to Melanie McDonagh about low expectations, his faith and his passion for protecting the vulnerable
May 01, 2021
Dorothy L Sayers found fulfilment in the life of the mind, if not in others, writes Melanie McDonagh
May 01, 2021
Melanie McDonagh is impressed by the fundraising – and regalia – of the Order’s English lieutenancy
May 01, 2021
Melanie McDonagh reviews The Unbroken Thread: Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos, by Sohrab Ahmari
April 01, 2021
Generous benefits for married couples and subsidised child care are helping to reverse population decline
March 01, 2021
The appeal of the Catholic Church to converts goes far beyond aesthetics, says Melanie McDonagh
January 18, 2021
Honest depictions of misdeeds and their repercussions happen so rarely, but the National Gallery got it right, says Melanie McDonagh
December 29, 2020
Underlying the medieval images of courtly love featuring unicorns we find Christ and his mother.
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