SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Arts
July 01, 2021
Lucien de Guise
The British Museum’s handsome Nero show burnishes his legacy but glosses over his treatment of Christians.
July 01, 2021
Arabella Byrne
Arabella Byrne reviews Fatima
July 01, 2021
Ferdie Rous
First broadcast 60 years ago, Journey of a Lifetime explained Christian concepts to Sunday TV viewers 
July 01, 2021
Arabella Byrne
This film is based on the life of Sister Lucia, a Portuguese nun who claimed to have seen visions of the Virgin Mary in a field in Fatima, Portugal in 1917.
June 01, 2021
Harry Mount
The Treasures of English Churches: Witnesses to the History of a Nation, by Matthew Byrne Shire Publications, £20, 160 pages   And Did Those Feet: The Story and Character of the English Church AD 200-2020, by Patrick Whitworth  Sacristy Press, £40, 662 pages ________ The Archbishop of Canterbury and every single Anglican vicar and Catholic
June 01, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Why do we commemorate literary anniversaries?
May 27, 2021
Lucien de Guise
"It’s not a whitewash of the man whose very name suggests darkness," writes Lucien de Guise. "This exhibition is more of a blank slate, trying to rehabilitate an individual whose reputation is unknown to younger visitors."
May 25, 2021
Guy Hayward
The British Museum’s dazzling survey of the life and legacy of the cult 12th-century saint Thomas Becket is set to be an unlikely summer blockbuster, reports Guy Hayward
May 02, 2021
Michael Duggan
A long read by Michael Duggan on the Irish novelist, Francis MacManus, who "could write about the Catholic faith in a way that was tender but committed, welcoming 'the winds and rains of grace which blow from eternity through the gates of the sacraments upon the human creatures of this narrow world'."
April 28, 2021
Staff Reporter
The 2021-2022 Genesis Jewish Book Week Emerging Writers Programme is open to applicants with at least 18 years of age and living in the UK, who have no more than three years’ experience of being published and feel they would benefit from the support and insight of an established writer.
April 27, 2021
Nick Ripatrazone
Nick Ripatrazone explores the spiritual songbook of one of the great contemporary American artists, Bruce Springsteen.
April 01, 2021
Stephen Walsh
Stephen Walsh on why the great composer Igor Stravinsky returned to God later in life – and why he almost converted to Catholicism