SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Column
June 28, 2022
Gavin Ashenden
During times of crisis, we should reach for the Rosary
June 28, 2022
Olenka Hamilton
Catholic women know they are loved by God
June 28, 2022
Ken Craycraft
Two seemingly unrelated news stories that dominated headlines and social media in the US this spring serve to demonstrate the moral schizophrenia of American moral and political life. Reactions to these stories, among Catholics and non-Catholics alike, serve to demonstrate why so many public questions in the US and other liberal societies resist coherent resolution.
June 28, 2022
Serenhedd James
We’re all in the same boat, as St Paul reminds us
June 28, 2022
Niall Gooch
Pride and resentment can lead to desperately bad decisions
June 06, 2022
Michael White
Margaret Attwood’s scary story of existence under a pernicious Christian fundamentalist regime, The Handmaid’s Tale, made grim reading as a novel, was unbearable to watch as a TV series, and wins few converts to theocracy in the operatic adaptation by Danish composer Poul Ruders which has just had a new staging at English National Opera.  Nearly three
May 27, 2022
Michael Hodges
The westernmost county of England, once a hotbed of Protestant nonconformity, has a handful of notable churches
May 27, 2022
Olenka Hamilton
The beauty of growing up in a Catholic country
May 27, 2022
Charlie Hart
Learning to work with what your garden naturally wants is better than imposing your will on it
May 27, 2022
Ken Craycraft
The US Supreme Court’s leaked opinion could lead to a shake up of abortion laws
May 27, 2022
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go?  To Skellig Michael. I went there in 1989 after my mother died and I had become rather agitated about my Irish identity because I had parked it with my mother. We started having holidays in the Gaeltacht; that year I got a boat to Skellig Michael and went to the monastery
May 27, 2022
Serenhedd James
The God of Surprises strikes again; I am spending the summer term as Acting Head of Religious Studies & Liturgy at More House School, on the corner of Pont Street and Sloane Street, London. Founded by the Canonesses of St Augustine in 1952 with just three girls, it grew rapidly before passing into lay management
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