SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Peter Stanford

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June 01, 2021
From Lourdes and Lindisfarne to El Salvador, walking with purpose allows for a more profound look at life
March 21, 2019
Among the bank of menacing clouds hanging over us all at the moment, the rise of anti-Semitism is one of the most disturbing. It is only 75 years since Allied troops liberated the Nazi death camps, where six million Jews had died. That handful of survivors who are still alive continue to talk publicly of
March 22, 2018
One of the (few) bonuses of reaching your mid-50s is that it gives you a sense of perspective previously lacking. In my callow youth, when I was editing the Catholic Herald in the late 1980s and early 1990s, I witnessed what I took then to be the death throes of an anti-Catholic prejudice in the
September 21, 2017
The room where Fr Stanley Rother was killed is a spine-tinglingly holy place
September 21, 2017
The bullet holes are still there in the room in Santiago Atitlan, in the highlands of Guatemala, where Fr Stanley Francis Rother was murdered on July 28, 1981. One is in the floor under the tabernacle. And there are bloodstains too, faded now but in plain view, on the wall above the low-slung, simple bed,
April 30, 2015
Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor reveals why he feels sorry for Tony Blair and recalls the scandal that tested him at Westminster
May 14, 2013
Peter Stanford speaks to Sarah Teather, the MP who defied the coalition on welfare and gay marriage