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November 29, 2021
Anthony Cazalet
Anthony Cazalet on the Vatican’s sweet tooth and the chequered role chocolate has played
November 29, 2021
William Cash
William Cash meets the Australian Cardinal who enjoys Ashes cricket and Evelyn Waugh as well as being a man of deep faith and conviction
November 29, 2021
Lara Prendergast
Despite her apprehensions, Lara Prendergast is excited to introduce her toddler to churchgoing this Christmas
November 29, 2021
Jayme Stayer
One hundred years ago this month, TS Eliot was in the final stage of composing his masterpiece, The Waste Land, whose publication centenary we celebrate next year. The 433-line poem is one of those craggy, difficult monuments of “high modernism”, as the period was once grandly termed. However, unlike the forbidding lengths of James Joyce’s Ulysses, Ezra
November 29, 2021
Joanna Bullivant
Joanna Bullivant on how the digitisation of Elgar’s score of Cardinal Newman’s epic poem ‘The Dream of Gerontius’ sheds new light on the last 150 years of English Catholic cultures
November 25, 2021
The Catholic Herald
The birth of the Christ child is an occasion to reflect on other babies and on life in the womb that precedes birth. The most dispiriting development recently in respect of prenatal human life is the European Parliament’s vote last month, directed mainly at Poland, but having far wider implications. Andrew Tettenborn examines its implications
November 25, 2021
The Catholic Herald
There is something perpetually moving about the Christmas story. It is the account of how God became man, and, with magnificent indifference to human preoccupations with status and accomplishments, became man in a discomfiting fashion. The girl who became his mother was unmarried, her pregnancy understandably a profound shock to the man she was betrothed
November 25, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Christmas celebrations this year will, thank God, be very different from the last. Ordinary life has for the most part resumed in Britain; in some respects, churches lag behind other parts of society in returning to normal. Many parish churches still require masks, social distancing, taped-off pews and thus limit the size of congregations. Others
November 25, 2021
Rev Dr Richard J Ounsworth
How the four Masses of Christmas use different readings from the Gospels to tell the story of Christ’s coming
November 25, 2021
Stephen Bullivant
Stephen Bullivant examines how the pandemic has affected Mass-going in one anonymous diocese
November 25, 2021
William Cash
After 44 years, William Cash returns to this ancient island which for centuries was Christianity’s easternmost frontier
November 17, 2021
Serenhedd James
The Australian Cardinal returns to Oxford to deliver the Newman Society's annual Thomas More Lecture
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