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Magazine
March 01, 2021
John Cornwell
John Cornwell explores the highs and lows of papal biography
February 25, 2021
Charlie Hart
Author and gardener Charlie Hart explains why he took to the Roman church, with a little help from CS Lewis and a priest friend
February 24, 2021
Emilie Morrison
Emilie Morrison reviews The Cold Millions, by Jess Walter
February 23, 2021
Charlie Hart
As the winter days lengthen, preparing the garden for summeris a New Year ritual to be cherished, asks Charlie Hart
February 12, 2021
Olenka Hamilton
My father Robin, Lord Belhaven and Stenton, died on December 2 last year. He would have been 94 in February. “He had a good innings,” people keep saying, and while they are right, this isn’t much of a comfort in the early stages of grief, as anyone who has lost someone they love will know.
February 07, 2021
Allan Scott
Allan Scott, co-creator of The Queen’s Gambit, looks back on his youth as he strolls along the beaches near Pluscarden Abbey.
February 04, 2021
James MacGuire
Of all believers around the world, Christians are the most persecuted. James MacGuire reports from a conference focusing on this issue in New York.
February 04, 2021
Sir Bill Cash
Sir Bill Cash reflects on how his Catholic faith and love of history have fortified him in his political battles over nearly four decades
February 03, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Joe Biden has issued three executive orders to overturn Trump-era immigration policies. The orders aim to reunite parents separated from their children at the border, tackle the root causes of immigration and evaluate the existing immigration system in America. In his first order, Biden established an interagency task force to be chaired by the Secretary
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