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February 02, 2021
Phillip C. Adamo
In the 13th century, eight monks walked from Burgundy to northern Scotland to found Pluscarden Abbey. Philip C Adamo follows in their footsteps
January 29, 2021
Simon Jenkins
Simon Jenkins on how the British Pilgrimage Trust has helped revive the pilgrimage tradition as a metaphor for life.
January 27, 2021
Lois Letts
Tucked away behind Hereford Cathedral, Lois Letts fell in love with the dusty archdeacon’s house. She explains her restore-a-wreck affair with her future ecclesiastical home.
January 26, 2021
Edward Davies
Edward Davies visits the Anabaptist community in East Sussex that puts people at the heart of economy
January 21, 2021
Michael Hodges
After 200 years of building new English churches, is the vocation of the Catholic architect over, asks Michael Hodges
January 20, 2021
William Cash
With a star-studded new HBO/BBC adaptation of Brideshead Revisited now being cast, William Cash reveals why Evelyn Waugh’s portrayal of a decadent upper-class Catholic family was banned in 1947 by the Hollywood censors
January 19, 2021
Valentine Iwenwanne
Nigeria is about evenly divided: a little more than half the country’s 206 million people are Muslim, a little fewer than half are Christian. In the northern part of the country, Islam stands as the dominant faith, while Christianity stands in the South – but most of the killings take place in Nigeria’s Middle Belt, where the halves of the country meet. While religion was not originally an issue linked to conflict in Nigeria, it has risen to the fore.
January 15, 2021
Cardinal George Pell
The extract appearing here is from George Cardinal Pell's Prison Journal, Volume 1: The Cardinal Makes His Appeal. George Weigel introduced the work to readers of the Catholic Herald in a short essay, which appeared on our website earlier this week. Both the extract and Weigel's essay are featured in the January / February issue of the Catholic Herald.
January 13, 2021
Desmond O'Grady
Armenia and Azerbaijan reached an agreement this week to work together for the development of Nagorno-Karabakh -- an ethnically Armenian region -- which has been a major theatre in several conflicts, including the war the countries fought last year. The Armenian Ambassador to the Holy See, Garen Nazarian, spoke with the Catholic Herald late last year to provide the Armenian view of the most recent war with Azerbaijan, which broke out last September.
December 31, 2020
Constance Watson
Constance Watson spoke with actor Julian Sands, who can currently be seen in the films The Painted Bird and Yeh Ballet. Mr Sands has just completed work on Terence Davies’ film, Benediction: The Story of Siegfried Sassoon.
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
Mary Pezzulo
The cold came on so fast this year. We’d had a couple of cold snaps in northern Appalachia this fall; it even snowed a little on November first. But the real wintry cold came in with a wind storm this weekend. It went from t-shirt weather to near freezing in six hours, and this time