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November 12, 2021
Lucien de Guise
Lucien de Guise reflects on the devotional treasures that have become art pure and simple at Frieze Masters
October 22, 2021
Petronella Wyatt
Sometimes I think that God is very far away. I recall that the Protestant martyr Anne Askew said, quoting Christ, that He saw every sparrow fall. I don’t believe her. I am a Catholic who rarely attends Mass, but I am praying with a desperate urgency in the hope that some of my burdens will be relieved,
October 22, 2021
Olenka Hamilton
Olenka Hamilton speaks to two artists who used to be homeless on the benefits of using art to help the vulnerable find a way off the streets
October 22, 2021
Stephen Stewart
The annual service for members of the legal profession takes place in Westminster Cathedral at the start of the legal year each October
October 22, 2021
Cronan Yu
Why the rise of conservative Catholic politician Dominic Perrottet triggers secular critics and points to the inevitable failure of liberalism
October 22, 2021
Violet Hudson
From Bond to Bart, the number of Hollywood heroes and heroines who turn out to be Roman Catholic could fill St Peter’s Square several times over. Their faith isn’t overt but if you search for the signs you will find proof of an added dimension and hidden depths
October 22, 2021
The Catholic Herald
The Catholic from Chicago, whose healing miracle led to the canonisation 
of St John Henry Newman in 2019, reflects on his teachings
October 21, 2021
Peter Sheppard
The Herald’s former chairman Peter Sheppard recalls the origins of the Passage’s flagship gala concert
October 21, 2021
Geoff Heath-Taylor
Geoff Heath-Taylor remembers the landscape artist regarded as the Charles Ryder of country house paintings
October 21, 2021
Fr Robert Verrill OP
Popular physicist Professor Brian Cox says science has ruled out the existence of the soul. Not so, argues Robert Verrill OP
From vaccination centres to medieval hospitals, the secular use of churches is nothing new. By Sarah Ward Clavier and Emma J Wells
October 21, 2021
Paula Byrne
Two years ago at the age of 52 I had a minor heart attack. I know it was minor, because I’m still here to tell the tale. It happened just as lockdown began, so I was alone during surgery, and was not permitted visitors in the hospital ward. In several respects, I preferred being alone.
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