Wade into the Water

Wade into the Water

The current crisis offers opportunities to evangelize.
A Canterbury Tale

A Canterbury Tale

Pilgrimage in the time of Covid-19, to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Translation of Becket's saintly bones.
What Obama's book choices say about him

What Obama's book choices say about him

Every year, the 44th President shares his favourite reads from the past year.
The Coffee Conundrum

The Coffee Conundrum

The coffee in Jacob Phillips' quarter is definitely better these days.
The politicisation of virtue

The politicisation of virtue

We are an increasingly divided - and politicised - society.
On Joy as Resistance

On Joy as Resistance

On joy as an attitude of the soul and aptitude of spirit.
Royal annulments

Royal annulments

Henry VIII’s fourth marriage, like his first, in fact ended in annulment, not divorce - 480 years ago today.
Summer Statement: Why Rishi Sunak is skating on thin ice

Summer Statement: Why Rishi Sunak is skating on thin ice

With his £30 billion spending package, Chancellor Rishi Sunak is gambling - but is it enough?
On Postures & Posturing

On Postures & Posturing

Careful considerations on a controverted subject.
Social distancing will destroy the theatre

Social distancing will destroy the theatre

The government's cultural aid package isn't enough to save the theatre.
Literary Helpdesk: Daughter of Time

Literary Helpdesk: Daughter of Time

The Daughter of Time shows us "fake news" isn't new.
Cricket is a school for life

Cricket is a school for life

As Test Match Cricket restarts this week, how does faith help batsmen beat their demons?
In defence of Catholic snobbery

In defence of Catholic snobbery

British Catholics have many crosses to bear, but one of the slanders most often hurled at us is that we are terrific snobs.
RIP, the handshake

RIP, the handshake

With every surface a potential breeding ground for Covid-19, this long-loved custom has fallen from favour.
Remembering Gettysburg

Remembering Gettysburg

A timely rekindling of desire for history.
The foster care crisis

The foster care crisis

Since the outbreak of Covid-19, the number of children in the UK needing foster care has risen by 44%.
Appetite for Destruction

Appetite for Destruction

So, what happens when capital gets woke?
Horses for courses

Horses for courses

Jesus may have ridden a donkey effortlessly into Jerusalem, but the rest of us have to kick.
100 days of lockdown

100 days of lockdown

It is hard to escape the feeling that the worst is behind us.
Remembering Princess Diana on her birthday

Remembering Princess Diana on her birthday

Diana, Princess of Wales, would have been 59 today.
Alcohol is good for you. Cheers to that!

Alcohol is good for you. Cheers to that!

A study from the University of Georgia has found alcohol may help to prevent dementia.
Catholicism is the only hope

Catholicism is the only hope

We have abandoned the basic Christian philosophical framework, and lost our understanding of equality in the process.
Signal Clarity & Public Controversy

Signal Clarity & Public Controversy

People contend when they’re serious about something important.
28 June: Ambivalent anniversary

28 June: Ambivalent anniversary

There is an attractive symmetry in the idea of a conflict that began and ended on the same day.
The Case for Police Reform: Making Itself?

The Case for Police Reform: Making Itself?

Even political conservatives have begun to abandon the notion of the friendly neighborhood cop.
Weddings have become festivals of egotism

Weddings have become festivals of egotism

Cinderella is to blame for the fanfare that surrounds modern weddings; get away while you still can.
Shall we ever see a thing as lovely as a tree?

Shall we ever see a thing as lovely as a tree?

Why aren't we planting trees, instead of toppling statues?
A Father's Guide to Widowhood

A Father's Guide to Widowhood

Widowhood poses different challenges for men. In particular, for fathers.