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October 14, 2021
Michael Hodges reviews Holland Blind Twilight 
by John Martin Robinson
October 13, 2021
St Birinus, probably a monk of St Andrew’s Benedictine Monastery on the Caelian Hill in Rome, was ordered by Pope Honorius I to England in 634 AD to convert the West Saxons. A year later he landed at Southampton. He succeeded in converting Cynegils, the West Saxon king. The latter gave St Birinus Dorchester-upon-Thames, as
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
July 28, 2021
The wonderful historic Catholic churches of Preston should be a priority for restoration – a coordinated approach is needed
July 01, 2021
The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady Walsingham was established on 15 January 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI in accordance with the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus to enable Anglicans to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church while retaining much of their heritage. Monsignor Keith Newton, formerly the Anglican Bishop of Richborough, was named
June 01, 2021
An assessment of post-war Catholic churches, from fan-shaped “flying saucers” to concrete cathedrals
May 01, 2021
With the centenary of Henry Thorold’s birth in June, Michael Hodges celebrates the 
life of one of Britain’s most eccentric but brilliant ecclesiastical historians
May 01, 2021
In the rush to alter churches following Vatican II’s new instructions, Catholic dioceses often did more harm than good
April 01, 2021
In our new architectural column, Michael Hodges admires the London Oratory of St Philip Neri 
and the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
March 01, 2021
Michael Hodges follows in Archbishop Becket’s footsteps along the Clarendon Way
January 21, 2021
After 200 years of building new English churches, is the vocation of the Catholic architect over, asks Michael Hodges
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