SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Magazine
August 12, 2022
Simon Caldwell
Years of media intrusion that followed the stabbing meant that Baroness Hollins would emerge as a leading campaigner for tighter regulation of the British press and for higher media standards
August 12, 2022
Gertrude Clarke
The novel has a reputation as an enigmatic curiosity. Yet its pertinence is obvious for our time, given our preoccupation with questions of race and colonialism
August 12, 2022
Robert Beddard
She demonstrates his transformative power as a painter to endow ancient prototypes with emotion, sensuality and drama, for he had an active, creative and dynamic approach to Antiquity.
August 12, 2022
Andrew Petiprin
The failure of the original amusement-park project in the first film, along with the failure of every other dinosaur-related scheme in the subsequent films, reminds us that the cult of scientism is really all for nothing.
August 12, 2022
Michael White
Violet grasps a core truth about opera: that good narratives don’t tell you everything but leave space for the music to fill in, working a magic of its own.
August 12, 2022
Lucien de Guise
Less than a year after a major refurbishment, the Courtauld Gallery has already had exhibitions of two of the biggest names in early modern art. There’s not much to rival Vincent van Gogh or Edvard Munch for raw power. Pieter Bruegel the Elder might have the same name recognition, but the nature of his work
August 12, 2022
Nick Ripatrazone
In the same way that the convent’s walls are breached by wind, they are also not immune to scandal.
August 12, 2022
Michael Hodges
The main panel shows Mary crowned as Queen of Heaven surrounded by a garland of flowers and angels spreading her protective cloak over four supplicants. The other two panels show a Nativity Scene in winter and the Coronation of Our Lady in summer.
August 12, 2022
Rev Dr Richard J Ounsworth
It is a vision about how in Christ, the hopes of Israel that her Messiah would finally overcome her oppressors has finally come true, and in an astonishing way – for he has defeated death itself.
August 12, 2022
Charlie Hart
Each season has its place. The slanting golden light and warm colours of autumn are just round the corner.
August 12, 2022
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go? It would have to be a Saint Oscar Romero pilgrimage to El Salvador. I was there quite a few years ago and it would be wonderful to go back now he is a saint – of course, he was a saint to the people there for many years.  His two-roomed house,
August 12, 2022
Alexander Larman
We like to believe that we are far too sophisticated in the modern era to worship totemic figures. Yet our perpetual obsession with celebrity, with status and with the trappings of financial and social success are in themselves a continual obsequiousness towards the falsest of gods.
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