SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
January 27, 2022
January 27, 2022
Restrictions brought in halt the spread of Covid-19 have been scrapped in churches throughout England and Wales after nearly two years. The wearing of masks inside churches is optional rather than compulsory and there will be no social distancing. The use of shared hymn books has resumed, the sign of peace reintroduced and holy water
January 27, 2022
In December, an ex-police officer called Harry Miller won a legal challenge against a national policy permitting forces to record gender-critical views as non-crime “hate incidents”. A brief analysis of the decision and its legal framework may be helpful, particularly to Roman Catholics whose beliefs on a number of moral issues may not conform with
January 27, 2022
Simon Caldwell is horrified by how far ‘assisted dying’ has shifted from putting the terminally ill first
January 27, 2022
In Stories of a Generation, Pope Francis and others share moving tales of struggle and courage.
January 27, 2022
I had never lived in New York City before I moved to Manhattan in 2018. It was daunting to come as a fully formed adult with a 14-year-old child in tow. We came for one reason: my French son had won a scholarship to a prestigious, old-world boys’ school founded by a Rockefeller in 1888. 
January 27, 2022
Where would you go?  I’ve done the Camino to Santiago and I’ve always wanted to go to Rome (the Via Francigena). I’d been vaguely thinking next year would be good because it’s the 900th anniversary of the Priory of the Hospital of Saint Bartholomew, which is said to have been founded by Rahere, reputedly the
January 27, 2022
Pope Francis has done it again. He has got himself into the news – on social media – by turning up at a record shop in Rome to spend 10 minutes browsing among the LPs like a normal citizen. As teenagers are keenly aware, vinyl is very much of the moment, so the Pope is
January 27, 2022
In his fascinating interview with Karl Gustel Wärnberg in this issue, Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former Prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has identified important fault lines within the Church in Germany. In particular, he has expressed his concern about the direction of what is called the Synodal Way. His concerns are
January 27, 2022
The Bible is not for covering up, even if some passages make readers uncomfortable
January 27, 2022
New murals enhance the beauty of the Church of St Francis of Assisi in this Catholic enclave in Warwickshire
January 27, 2022
Simon Caldwell reviews Entering the Twofold Mystery: On Christian Conversion, by Erik Varden
January 27, 2022
Anthony Mould reviews John Constable: A Portrait by James Hamilton
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