SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Robert Wargas

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April 18, 2019
From now until the end of Monday, April 22, the Catholic Herald is offering 20% off all subscriptions to its new US edition for Easter. Just enter the code EASTER2019 after choosing an option on our subscriptions page. Our US edition is becoming more popular by the day. A subscriber recently wrote us: “If I
February 14, 2019
One of the risks of visiting London is wandering into a restaurant so comprehensively appalling it could have been designed by Gordon Ramsay’s evil twin. Now, you’ll find delicious meals all over that city. But unlike New York, where the quality is more consistent and a truly revolting experience rare, London covers the full spectrum.
January 17, 2019
As you approach the final stretch of Long Island, New York, the land mass splits into twin forks, as equally beautiful as they are distinct in culture and reputation. At the apex of that split is a town called Riverhead, sitting, as its name suggests, at the mouth of the Peconic River. It is the
December 13, 2018
“Dining,” someone once said to me, when the subject of eating alone in restaurants came up, “is something you have to do with another person. After all, the prefix ‘di-’ means two.” Maybe I was overwhelmed by this dubious morphology, because I don’t remember how I responded. But I can feel my face warming with
December 07, 2018
A December special offer on our new American edition
November 21, 2018
If you’ve been thinking about subscribing to the new US edition of The Catholic Herald but needed that extra little incentive, now is your chance. We’re offering a special Thanksgiving/Black Friday promotion of 15% off all US subscriptions (this includes gift subscriptions, if you wanted to buy for someone else). This offer will be limited
November 20, 2018
The US edition of the Catholic Herald has been up and running for only one week, but we’re already burrowing into the American conscience. (Part of this is due to Jeremy Leasor’s fantastic sketches for our cover story. These have been a hit on Twitter.) The feedback has been strong and positive, even from those
November 09, 2018
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December 16, 2017
If you find yourself faced with unimaginable tragedy, how should you deal with this?
December 14, 2017
Sometimes I look at old family photographs and count how many people are gone. The number is significant. I am only 32. How have I lost so many people in such a short time? My family has dwindled. Even recent pictures show people who should be here but aren’t. I feel this loss most acutely
November 23, 2017
For years nobody cared much about Burma. It was an opaque and isolated despotism, its internal moving parts a bleak mystery to the world. Behind its borders lay a country equally beautiful and dangerous. On the one hand, there were the serene medieval temples and pagodas dotting the countryside. On the other, there was the
January 19, 2017
When Roger B Taney, the first Catholic in United States history to assume a Cabinet position, became attorney general in 1831, anti-Catholic bigotry was a prominent feature of American politics — manifest in the worry that “papists” could not really be loyal to their own country. That bias has since faded, the heaviest blow against