SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
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August 04, 2022
The Catholic Herald
Some popes, like St Gregory the Great, are outstanding embodiments of Christian virtue. But the popes of the last century were not set in that mould
June 29, 2022
The Catholic Herald
It is not, as the Herald goes to press, apparent that the pope will resign, but plainly there is speculation that he may do so this year. He is suffering mobility problems, which mean he often uses a wheelchair, and he can no longer travel for long distances by car or by helicopter. He has
June 29, 2022
The Catholic Herald
It comes as no surprise that the leader of the Scottish National Party, Nicola Sturgeon, should have called for a new referendum on the issue of independence and that the prime minister, Boris Johnson, should promptly have said no. This issue will not be resolved soon, but it could gain fresh traction if the next
June 29, 2022
The Catholic Herald
Cardinal Francis Arinze, whom Simon Caldwell interviews in this magazine, carries particular authority in the Church. He is almost 90, and his age gives him a valuably long perspective on events. He was made a bishop in time to attend the last session of the Second Vatican Council when Apostolicam Actuositatem, the decree concerning the
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
Simon Caldwell
Cardinal Arinze speaks to Simon Caldwell about the dangers of the Synodal Way
June 28, 2022
Kemi Badenoch MP
The UK and Vatican must tackle religious persecution, says Kemi Badenoch
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
Gertrude Clarke
Gertrude Clark speaks to Sir James MacMillan about the power of music
The Reformation of the 16th century embraced Scotland with even greater ferocity than it did England, although somewhat later in time. James V preserved the Church as it was until his death in 1542. The English “Rough Wooing” thereafter, inter alia, imported Lutheran literature and ideas into the country. Cardinal David Beaton, Archbishop of St
June 28, 2022
Serenhedd James
Scottish Catholics had to wait for nearly 30 years after their coreligionists in England and Wales for the restoration of their own hierarchy of diocesan bishops. It was not until the late 1860s that Rome decided that something definitive must be done about the state of the Church in Scotland. Writing in the journal Recusant
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