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February 09, 2021
Maria McFadden Maffucci
Herself the mother of a developmentally disabled man who's aged out of care, Maria McFadden argues that the pro-life movement does more for them than Roberto Rivera argued in his "The Pro-Life Movement Goes Cheap."
November 06, 2020
Dan Hitchens
It’s the bishops, not Boris Johnson, who are ordained to run the Church
October 15, 2020
The Catholic Herald
Where would you go? As it’s not an easy time to go abroad at the moment, I’d like to go somewhere in Wales. I’ve never been there but I want to after recently watching Coast, the TV show. It looks so beautiful, you can’t believe it. I flew over Wales once on the way to
October 15, 2020
Jessica M Dalton
A Polish princess of the 16th cen­tury, Katarina Jagellonica is an unlikely model for the 21st-century spouse. Yet, as mixed marriages increase and lawyers report a surge in divorce enquiries, there’s much to learn from her life, which was defined by both her Catholic faith and devotion to her Lutheran husband. This was a marriage
October 14, 2020
Constance Watson
Thailand is subject to more entry restrictions than there are pages in this magazine
October 09, 2020
Sarah Sands
Sarah Sands remembers 'doing God' on the BBC
October 09, 2020
The Catholic Herald
A Glastonbury prophecy Congratulations to Charles Coulombe on his fine article on Glastonbury, and especially for his update on recent developments such as the new Benedictine community. My first book, King Arthur’s Avalon, concluded with a quote from Austin Ringwode, the last surviving monk of Glastonbury Abbey: “The Abbey will one day be restored and
September 29, 2020
Ben Sixsmith
We all know our actions have consequences for others, but we might not know, and never know, what they are or even whether they existed. Sometimes they are unintentional, resulting not from our deliberate plans but from chance encounters. Such indirect consequences shaped my perceptions of the Catholic faith. My grandfather was devoutly Catholic. When
September 21, 2020
Sofía Abasolo
Three years ago, my family and I relocated from London to Genoa. This summer, as our adventure comes to an end and we prepare to return to life in the UK, I find myself thinking of all the things I will miss about life in Italy – not least the fact of being a Catholic
August 06, 2020
Tom Holland
In 532, amid the worst riots ever to sweep Constantinople, the Cathedral of the Holy Wisdom – Hagia Sophia – went up in flames. Work on its replacement began barely a month later. Construction proceeded at a miraculous speed. Even though it took less than six years to complete, there was nothing remotely jerry-built about