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Editor's Picks
October 09, 2020
Corinna Turner
Acclaimed author Corinna Turner looks at the life and powerful legacy of witness of Carlo Acutis, whose beatification is Saturday, 10 October 2020.
October 09, 2020
Sarah Sands
Sarah Sands remembers 'doing God' on the BBC
October 07, 2020
Melanie McDonagh
The exhibition explains the Christian concept of sin and salvation to an audience that may never have heard it before
October 04, 2020
Christopher Altieri
The eight chapters of Fratelli Tutti are a statement of Pope Francis's social thought, inspired by the Admonitions of the pope’s sainted namesake.
September 29, 2020
Gertrude Clarke
It’s the stuff of feminist polemic: what might female painters have achieved in history if they only had had the opportunities that men did? Artemisia Gentileschi shows what one woman achieved: she was not the only notable female painter in Italy in the seventeenth century but she was valued highly in her own lifetime in
September 28, 2020
Gertrude Clarke
'The good news is that Cardinal Nichols has been supportive of most of the conclusions of the report he commissioned.'
September 27, 2020
Christopher Altieri
Samaritanus bonus is a clarifying document that reiterates settled teaching with remarkable patience, limpidity, and force. So, why not remark it?
September 25, 2020
Bishop David McGough
Twenty-sixth Sunday of the Year Ezekiel 18: 25-28; Philippians 2: 1-11; Matthew 21: 28-32 “Always consider the other person to be better than yourself, so that nobody thinks of his own interest first, but everybody thinks of other people’s interests instead. In your mind you must be like Christ Jesus: his state was divine, but
September 25, 2020
Simon Caldwell
The televised final of Myanmar’s Got Talent last year featured a mesmerising performance by Erasmus – the stage name of the American magician Angelo Stagnaro. Erasmus began his act by randomly selecting a volunteer: he did this by throwing 10 paper aeroplanes into the audience, one of which contained a message to come to the
September 22, 2020
Francis Phillips
I read William Cash’s article in the July Herald magazine, Canterbury Trails, with pleasure. I feel a slight but enduring affinity with St Thomas Becket when, as an undergraduate, I joined a troupe called the Pembroke Players who performed TS Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral in Germany and Poland during one long vac. I had
August 14, 2020
Fr Andrew Pinsent
As a physicist and a priest, I am sometimes asked how I can accept miracles. My response is: “Why not?”
August 06, 2020
Paschal Uche
On August 1 – by the time you read this – I will become the first British-born black priest of Brentwood diocese. While that’s really exciting, the fact that I’ll be the first British-born black priest from the diocese tells a story itself. The primary school I went to was in Hackney: St Dominic’s, a