SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Arts
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
April 01, 2021
Laura Freeman
The Sleeve Should Be Illegal is a collection of 61 pen-portraits of works in the Frick Collection.
March 04, 2021
Steven D. Greydanus
Raya is a mythic tale about an intrepid young princess leaving her homeland on a quest to save her world from an intangible menace ... but does it deliver?
March 01, 2021
Jonathan Bate
Jonathan Bate on the shared psyches of John Keats and F Scott Fitzgerald
March 01, 2021
Laura Freeman
The National Gallery’s sublime Albrecht Dürer exhibition gives Laura Freeman wanderlust