SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Column
December 26, 2021
Charlie Hart
Blackbirds might not be social creatures but we are. Life would be vastly improved if, instead of scattering, families kept closer to one another
December 26, 2021
Stephen Stewart
If the Assisted Dying Bill returns to parliament and becomes law, who will be protected from compulsory involvement?
December 26, 2021
Niall Gooch
On the 30th anniversary of its publication, a book about the Reformation explains how Christianity was robbed of its magic and mystery
December 26, 2021
Ken Craycraft
How the latest Supreme Court argument could shape future rulings
December 26, 2021
Fr Richard Ounsworth OP
The last day is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord on 9 January
December 26, 2021
Serenhedd James
Weighing up the merits of a spot of guerrilla catechism
December 26, 2021
Michael White
Michael White reports on the premiere of James MacMillan’s Christmas Oratorio and the annual Britten festival in Suffolk
December 02, 2021
John Martin Robinson
RIP Fra' Matthew Festing (1949-2021)
December 01, 2021
Niall Gooch
The secret to overcoming the anticlimax of January is to set oneself easy goals
November 30, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go? I opted for the Catacombs since, despite many trips to Rome, I’ve never visited them. They are where many martyrs were buried during the great persecutions to keep them safe from desecration. But they also became early places of Christian worship, particularly the Eucharist which was celebrated around the tombs of
November 30, 2021
Antonia Fraser
It was when I first saw Uncle John Harman’s black trousers protruding under Father Christmas’s scarlet robe that my world changed. Up till then I had taken it for granted that grown-ups did not tell lies. Those stories of Father Christmas coming down the chimney, of Father Christmas reading my carefully written yet impassioned pleas
November 30, 2021
Ken Craycraft
Why we should always believe in the mystery of Christmas
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