SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Olenka Hamilton

December 07, 2020
We are in the middle of a divorce pandemic, or so the law firms would like us to think. “It’s an extreme change of circumstances for spouses and any issues in the marriage have been compounded by lockdown,” said one family lawyer, who claimed divorce inquiries increased by 30 per cent over the summer after
November 19, 2020
The so-called “queen of venture capitalists” Eileen Burbidge has said that companies in the UK should start offering fertility treatment to staff in the same way that they provide pension schemes. Burbidge is a rich and successful business woman with five children of her own. The youngest two of these were conceived through IVF in
November 07, 2020
In this brand new world of Covid, there has been a rise in something called “platonic parenting” or “co-parenting”. This when two people who are not married or even romantically attached decide to have a child together. “If you are single man or woman (regardless of your own sexual orientation) and you want to have
October 14, 2020
Fewer and fewer young people are using the telephone to have conversations. Last month on Radio 4 Esther Ranzten, who founded the charity The Silver Line, a helpline offering friendship and advice to older people, urged us to speak on the telephone more. ”I would implore people who have friends, neighbours or family or who
September 26, 2020
Now that nurseries have reopened, Olenka Hamilton has decided to keep her young daughter at home. Here’s why. When you feel powerless, as many of us do in the face of the gross ongoing assault on our freedoms by our government, gratitude is surely the answer. And there is something which has come out of
June 28, 2022
Catholic women know they are loved by God
May 27, 2022
Don’t Put Yourself on Toast  Freddy Taylor Short Books, £12.99, 192 pages The finality of the hospital bed arriving home and the patient’s sleeping quarters being moved onto the ground floor: “Dad will sleep downstairs now”; the not wanting to ask the dying person all the questions you want to ask them so as not
May 27, 2022
The beauty of growing up in a Catholic country
May 18, 2022
Catholic Herald director and former MP Brooks Newmark has helped thousands of refugees to safety during the war Former MP Brooks Newmark has spent the last two months organising buses to move women, children and the elderly out of Ukraine to safety. To date, he has transported 7,692 refugees. Initially, he started moving people from the
April 29, 2022
Olenka Hamilton profiles some of the best places to rest, reset and reflect in this guide to the UK’s leading Catholic retreats
April 29, 2022
Tragically, the public sector is sending its woke lunatics to clutter up the countryside
March 30, 2022
As a Catholic, is there an excuse for not having more children while you can?
February 28, 2022
How vivid accounts of terrible events can help to strengthen our faith
December 01, 2021
Charities are calling on new housing minister Michael Gove to roll out the bold initiative
October 22, 2021
Olenka Hamilton speaks to two artists who used to be homeless on the benefits of using art to help the vulnerable find a way off the streets
August 30, 2021
Ampleforth College’s new headmaster Robin Dyer is laying a solid foundation for the future at the ‘Catholic Eton’. By Olenka Hamilton
July 01, 2021
In Monmouthshire, epitomised by the energy of the Mass at Usk’s Church of St David Lewis and St Francis Xavier, Catholic roots run deep
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