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February 28, 2022
February 28, 2022
Pope Francis has renewed his appeal for the entire Catholic Church to dedicate Ash Wednesday as a day of prayer and fasting for peace in Ukraine. In his Sunday Angelus, the Pontiff called upon the war parties to turn away from the “diabolical and perverse logic of weapons”. “Many times we have prayed that this
February 28, 2022
There can’t have been many clergy filled with unrestrained enthusiasm and Christian joy when told of the requirement to hold a “synodal process” in our parishes. Weren’t the Vatican and bishops aware of the anxieties and additional pressures caused by the pandemic, just as another variant seemed poised to break over us? The deadlines for
February 28, 2022
David Abulafia reviews For the Freedom of Zion: The Great Revolt of Jews against Romans, 66-74 CE by Guy MacLean Rogers
February 28, 2022
Robert Gray reviews In the Shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral: The Churchyard that Shaped London, By Margaret Willes
February 28, 2022
Since October, my father has been unwell in a nursing home and my mother has been keeping him company there. We said that we would see how things are going by spring and my father has looked eagerly out of the window at the skeleton trees for some sign of buds or early birds. As
February 28, 2022
John McEwen reviews Birds and Us: A 12,000 Year History, from Cave Art to Conservation, by Tim Birkhead
February 28, 2022
The Pope’s appeal for prayers on his Italian talk show debut was a masterstroke
February 28, 2022
A N Wilson reviews Maria Theresa: The Habsburg Empress in her time by Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, translated by Robert Savage
February 28, 2022
Lucien de Guise is delighted by a show that charts the artist’s tortured return to religion
February 28, 2022
Scholars have been going round in circles to divine Stonehenge’s meaning, says Rosemary Hill, and a new exhibition is the latest chapter in the debate
February 28, 2022
Where would you go?  I would go to Much Wenlock and Wenlock Abbey because it is the site of Saint Milburga, who was an eighth-century abbess from south Shropshire. She created Wenlock Abbey and she was patron of south Shropshire and lepers. She also has a very special relationship with birds. There were pilgrimages to
February 28, 2022
Rather than being the cause of unwholesome indolence, the wren shows us that multiple wives are at the root of an admirable work ethic
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