SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Michael Hodges

October 21, 2020
Elena Curti, for a number of years until 2016 Deputy Editor of The Tablet, has written an illustrated paperback with the somewhat demotic title of Fifty Catholic Churches to see before you die, its cover adorned by a photograph of the sanctuary of St James’s Spanish Place. The reason for this choice becomes apparent later.
October 22, 2020
Elena Curti, former Deputy Editor of The Tablet, has written "Fifty Catholic Churches to see before you die". Michael Hodges reviews it.
September 27, 2018
I am writing this on the feast of Our Lady of Walsingham, overlooking the terrace of Villa Palazzola outside Rome, which offers stunning views over Lake Albano. Owned in turns by the Cistercians and the Franciscans, it was purchased in 1920 by the then Mgr Hinsley as a summer retreat centre for seminarians of the