SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
November 22, 2018
November 22, 2018
Allen has criticised Church teaching on contraception, saying it was part of a 'battle' about 'the very nature of church'
November 22, 2018
While many will gather for Thanksgiving this year around tables filled with food and family, the National Council of the U.S. Society of St. Vincent de Paul has set out to make sure that the poor and homeless will also experience a holiday filled with community. “Society members work with people in poverty and the
November 22, 2018
Our own holiness will mend the Church SIR – In the opening paragraph of his article “The root of the abuse crisis” (August 31), Christopher Altieri asks the question: “How did we get here?” The abuse within the Church has horrified us all, from the lay faithful to the faithful bishops, including the Pope. Much
November 22, 2018
The way to head off the worst strains of nationalism is to pre-empt them with more humane appeals to legitimate concerns for national identity
November 22, 2018
Is a man entitled to use a gun to defend his property from burglars – and then shoot dead one of these intruders? I found that a difficult moral dilemma when the case of Tony Martin first arose in 1999. Mr Martin, described as “eccentric”, lived alone in an isolated farmhouse, appropriately called Bleak House,
November 22, 2018
Every ten years, half the population of the small town of Oberammergau appears in the spectacular production
November 22, 2018
Ex-Catholics never seem to propose any higher, truer teaching than the Catholic faith
November 22, 2018
Lorenzo Lotto’s works rivalled the extravagance of his sitters
November 22, 2018
All the Hills and Vales Along is a stunning evocation of one young soldier's experience of the battlefield
November 22, 2018
For many, myself among them, Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene and Anthony Powell were the outstanding English novelists of the middle decades of the 20th century, and I have been reading and re-reading them since I was a schoolboy more than 60 years ago. There aren’t many novelists one doesn’t tire of, but repeatedly returns to.
November 22, 2018
Handel in London by Jane Glover, Macmillan, 448pp, £25, $29.95 To begin on a carping note, Jane Glover’s subtitle, The Making of a Genius, surely claims too much for London. Handel’s genius had been blazingly evident before he ever thought of working in England. In particular, during his years in Italy (1706-10) he had stunned
November 22, 2018
Monasticism Today By various authors, Buckfast Abbey, 112pp, £10/$13 (available from buckfast.org.uk) Buckfast Abbey, the Benedictine monastery in the west of England, surely has never looked so resplendent. Rebuilt a century ago largely by French and German monks on the site of the original foundation, it has been improved over the past decade in readiness