SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
May 01, 2021
May 01, 2021
The Church should encourage the long-term practical viability 
of those communities dedicated to the religious life
May 01, 2021
In this extract from his latest book, veteran Vatican reporter and Herald contributor John Cornwell explores his Catholic upbringing and the reasons he drifted from the Church – only to be reeled back in
May 01, 2021
The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym By Paula Byrne £25, 704pp, William Collins ________ Towards the end of Paula Byrne’s biography of the novelist Barbara Pym, we are told about a letter Pym received from the editor of the Church Times. In it, he expressed a wish to review Pym’s fiction, contrary to the usual
May 01, 2021
Although he appeared to be less devout than his wife, Prince Philip’s curiosity about his own faith encouraged him to learn from others
May 01, 2021
This month’s gift to the garden – a promenade of dazzling white blossom – contains an original moment for the rest of the year
May 01, 2021
With the centenary of Henry Thorold’s birth in June, Michael Hodges celebrates the 
life of one of Britain’s most eccentric but brilliant ecclesiastical historians
May 01, 2021
Last Days In Cleaver Square, by Patrick McGrath, reviewed by Elisa Segrave
May 01, 2021
Malice in Wonderland: My Adventures in the World of Cecil Beaton, by Hugo Vickers, reviewed by Nicky Haslam
May 01, 2021
Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife, by Alison Weir, reviewed by Linda Porter
May 01, 2021
Rt Rev Mgr Canon Philip Moger, Rector of the National Shrine to Our Lady in Walsingham, remembers a strange request from a mistaken pilgrim
May 01, 2021
The Queen, in the loss of her husband, has the great consolation of every Christian: the resurrection of the dead.
May 01, 2021
Dorothy L Sayers found fulfilment in the life of the mind, if not in others, writes Melanie McDonagh