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June 08, 2021
Sohrab Ahmari
How the selfless sacrifice of the martyred priest Maximilian Kolbe inspired an anxious new father to seek wisdom in tradition
June 01, 2021
William Cash
William Cash visits the Hospital of St Cross and finds that 
the 12th-century almshouse is seeking new members
June 01, 2021
Jon Cruddas MP
The Labour Party could learn from the US president’s emotional connection to people, writes Jon Cruddas MP
June 01, 2021
Anthony Cazalet
Anthony Cazalet explores the rich and pungent history of monastic cheesemaking
June 01, 2021
Serenhedd James
As a return to socialising beckons, it’s worth reflecting on the 
trials and tribulations of this year spent under lockdown
June 01, 2021
The Catholic Herald
The story of St Thomas still resonates, over 850 years after his death.
June 01, 2021
Loyd Grossman
Travellers to Rome are all too easily fleeced, but play 
your cards right and you can bypass the heaving 
crowds and overpriced cafes
June 01, 2021
Bill Colegrave
Assassinated in Burundi in 2003, Archbishop Michael Courtney was a popular figure with the religious and secular whose trajectory suggests he may have been in line to become the first Irish pontiff
June 01, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Why do we commemorate literary anniversaries?
June 01, 2021
Ronald Hutton
As the feast of St John the Baptist approaches, Ronald Hutton traces 
the history of religious rites at the summer solstice
June 01, 2021
The Catholic Herald
At this time of year, many of our young people receive the sacraments of Holy Communion, Penance and Confirmation. These are happy occasions. But what is evident is that the preparation that children receive for the sacraments is far less rigorous than it once was, even taking remote learning into account. Whereas previous generations would
June 01, 2021
Sophia Waugh
Evelyn Waugh’s idyllic Somerset house is for sale again. It appears to have lost its soul, says Sophia Waugh