SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
October 22, 2021
October 22, 2021
Leaders A joyous conversion Catholic MP’s senseless killing must not be in vain Investigate offences to prevent future scandals Diary – Petronella Wyatt Columns Red Mass notebook – A Catholic judge hangs up his wig at the annual legal service at Westminster Cathedral – Sir Stephen Stewart Travelling Together? – As the two-year Synod on Synodality gets
October 22, 2021
London, England, Oct 21, 2021 / 14:00 pm A Labour MP has proposed adding an “Amess amendment” to a bill going through Parliament ensuring that Catholic priests can administer the last rites at crime scenes. Mike Kane, a Labour Member of Parliament, is seeking to add the amendment to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill,
October 22, 2021
London, England, Oct 21, 2021 / 17:00 pm A group of some 1,700 doctors say they will not participate in assisted suicide, amid a push by some lawmakers to legalize the practice in England and Wales.  In a letter this week to the UK Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, the doctors write:
October 22, 2021
Mary Kenny reviews Women in the War 
by Lucy Fisher,
 with a foreword by Baroness Boothroyd
October 22, 2021
Where would you go? The Two Moors Way as I’ve always wanted to walk from Exmoor to Dartmoor, and would stop at the Poltimore Arms, high on Exmoor, a location of Du Maurier wildness and romance where anything can happen (and often does). Who would be your travelling companions? I would take Ziggy, my adorable
October 22, 2021
Matthew Lyons reviews Evensong: People, Discoveries and Reflections on the Church in England
, by Richard Morris
October 22, 2021
Concerts are finally back after 18 months, with those institutions that took creative risks during the pandemic continuing to shine
October 22, 2021
Sam Leith reviews The Young HG Wells: 
Changing The World, 
by Claire Tomalin
October 22, 2021
Sometimes I think that God is very far away. I recall that the Protestant martyr Anne Askew said, quoting Christ, that He saw every sparrow fall. I don’t believe her. I am a Catholic who rarely attends Mass, but I am praying with a desperate urgency in the hope that some of my burdens will be relieved,
October 22, 2021
Charting the history of the Order which has survived over centuries and is now settled in Chelmsford
October 22, 2021
Recent changes in America’s abortion laws have resulted in the usual suspects taking to the airwaves to trumpet their creed of self-indulgence
October 22, 2021
Robert Gray reviews Europe’s 100 Best Cathedrals, 
by Simon Jenkins
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