SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
July 01, 2021
July 01, 2021
Nick Ripatrazone looks at Sting’s Catholic imagination and the use of religion in his music
July 01, 2021
The author and journalist Cressida Connolly negotiates a Communion conundrum, with little sympathy from the priest
July 01, 2021
Prised from his Suffolk idyll to take his family to Norfolk, 
Charlie Hart looks forward to a joyous return to his garden
July 01, 2021
Mass during the pandemic has generally been more old than new rite, extraordinary rather than ordinary.  It turns out that many modern habits are rather dangerous. This includes communion in both kinds: receiving the Precious Blood is both unnecessary and a good way to spread germs; congregational singing, which the Methodists are much better at
July 01, 2021
Our hostess rises to the occasion this month 
with a pair of soufflé recipes
July 01, 2021
Lavish pre-lockdown weddings are yet to return, but scaled-back services are a blessing not a curse
July 01, 2021
The British Museum’s handsome Nero show burnishes his legacy but glosses over his treatment of Christians.
July 01, 2021
The extraordinary literary legacy of convert-celebré and crime writer Ronald Knox is the gift that keeps giving
July 01, 2021
Theo Hobson explores the glorious earnestness and bold religious vision of DH Lawrence
July 01, 2021
In Monmouthshire, epitomised by the energy of the Mass at Usk’s Church of St David Lewis and St Francis Xavier, Catholic roots run deep
July 01, 2021
Livestreaming Mass might be convenient but it degrades its importance 
and leads to the erosion of our sense of community in parish life
July 01, 2021
Francis Young and Brigitte Webster on the discovery of 
a secret Catholic chapel at Barnham Broom Old Hall
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