SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
September 29, 2020
September 29, 2020
It’s the stuff of feminist polemic: what might female painters have achieved in history if they only had had the opportunities that men did? Artemisia Gentileschi shows what one woman achieved: she was not the only notable female painter in Italy in the seventeenth century but she was valued highly in her own lifetime in
September 29, 2020
The Vatican has proposed to the Chinese government that they extend an agreement signed in 2018
September 29, 2020
Conspiracy theories and dark intrigue about Pope John Paul I's untimely death just one month after his election should be set aside and his life and legacy made more widely known, his niece has said.
September 29, 2020
Fabiola Gianotti is director-general of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN)
September 29, 2020
If Judge Amy Coney Barrett is confirmed to the Supreme Court, she will be the first Notre Dame Law School graduate to sit on the bench of the nation’s highest court and the only sitting justice with a law degree not from Harvard or Yale
September 29, 2020
"Pray for the criminals who did this"
September 29, 2020
"San Francisco’s treatment of places of worship raises serious concerns about religious freedom," Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband said
September 29, 2020
The pastiche-Georgian architecture patronised by the Prince of Wales in such little townships as Poundbury, just outside Dorchester, attracted much mockery – some of it from my pen. Toytown, I thought. Where’s the exuberant confidence of real neo-Georgians such as Lutyens who could adapt, without copy-catting, the triumphs of 18th-century design? Then again, ask yourself
September 29, 2020
Two Catholic missionary sisters held for over three weeks by Islamic State-affiliated rebels in Mozambique were freed on September 6. The Sisters of St Joseph of Chambéry announced with “deep gratitude” that two Brazilian members of their order, Sr Maria Inez Leite Ramos and Sr Eliane Costa Santana, were released without harm 24 days after
September 29, 2020
What exactly are we losing as our lives move increasingly online? Few of us will be sorry to forgo long commutes, and we will all have our own experiences of online work meetings, email collaboration, and teaching by video-link. As for large-scale devotional events, the Latin Mass Society, like other Catholic organisations, had to learn
September 29, 2020
Watching the disintegration of American polity from an ocean-and-a-half away is excruciating. The metaphors are all hackneyed. Not one of them will do. One thing is certain, however: we are way past watching milk spill, past dumpster fires, past train wrecks – and we are fast approaching the “Simpsons parody of a Bosch painting” kind
September 29, 2020
Fr Ian Boyd, CSB, founded the Chesterton Review in 1974 and led the magazine for nearly a half century, during which the journal established a reputation for academic and literary excellence that make it a model for critical endeavour. Heading into retirement, Fr Boyd spoke with the Catholic Herald about how the landscape has changed