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July 07, 2021
From the Archives
The poet Elizabeth Jennings reviews a book of reminiscences about C. S. Lewis, whom she heard lecture when a student at St Anne’s college. The book, Light on C. S. Lewis, included contributions from Owen Barfield, Stella Gibbons, Austin Farrer, Kathleen Raine, and Neville Coghill, but not J. R. R. Tolkien.  Jennings — whose New
July 06, 2021
David Mills
Those who want the Latin Mass “only wish to be part of that ‘great orchestra’ of ‘unity in variety’ which, as Pope Francis said, reflects the true catholicity of the Church.” Many with leadership roles in the Church are keen to exclude them.
June 01, 2021
Anthony Cazalet
Anthony Cazalet explores the rich and pungent history of monastic cheesemaking
April 01, 2021
Mary Kenny
For a century, modern Irish Catholic writers have pushed against their faith 
– and yet drawn on it, too
January 05, 2021
Paul Fahey
Beth Harmon is profoundly wounded from being rejected by her parents and by others who should have loved and accepted her. The orphaned chess prodigy who is the subject of Netflix’s new original series, The Queen’s Gambit, turns to drugs and alcohol not only to cope, but to play chess and win.
December 30, 2020
Charlie Camosy
There is so much bad faith and general dishonesty in public discourse over contentious issues, and particularly when people argue about abortion, that it is refreshing when someone tells the unvarnished truth about what they believe. This happened in the white-hot abortion debate in Argentina, which ended last night as the nation’s senate approved a
December 24, 2020
The Catholic Herald
Chapter House columnists and contributors to this page share their favorite Christmas story, book, movie, or music.
November 27, 2020
Fr James Bradley
Fr James Bradley remembers a transformative evening in Hyde Park
November 25, 2020
Simon Caldwell
‘A lot of people nowadays want to come to a decision – not only on criminal matters – without giving people the benefit of the doubt’
November 15, 2020
Michael Duggan
Long before its collapse became evident, three writers foretold the decline of the Irish Church – and worried about what would come next
November 12, 2020
Ben Conroy
St Augustine and Aquinas led Jennifer Frey to the Faith. Now she wants Catholic and contemporary philosophers to ‘talk more to each other’
November 12, 2020
Rachel Morley
St Mary of the Angels in Gloucestershire is a monument to the care and devotion of two remarkable women, says Rachel Morley