SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Opinion
July 01, 2021
Cressida Connolly
The author and journalist Cressida Connolly negotiates a Communion conundrum, with little sympathy from the priest
July 01, 2021
Constance Watson
Lavish pre-lockdown weddings are yet to return, but scaled-back services are a blessing not a curse
July 01, 2021
Serenhedd James
The extraordinary literary legacy of convert-celebré and crime writer Ronald Knox is the gift that keeps giving
July 01, 2021
Olenka Hamilton
In Monmouthshire, epitomised by the energy of the Mass at Usk’s Church of St David Lewis and St Francis Xavier, Catholic roots run deep
June 30, 2021
David Mills
Tory Christian though he was, I think C. S. Lewis would have approved of Critical Race Theory, at least the way it understands human limitation and tries to get people to understand that they see the world a certain way, which blinds them to other ways. Lewis was a cold-blooded realist in the way he
June 29, 2021
Steven D. Greydanus
Reservations about vocabulary are not a good enough reason to forgo necessary conversations about the realities of racial injustice.
June 28, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
Maybe the bishops should make an example of the President of the United States. Maybe they ought to name him and shame him as the Dissenter-in-Chief, the bully champion of his political party’s mad promotion of so-called “abortion rights” and insane addiction to the big cheques of the abortion interest. Perhaps they ought to excommunicate the lot of ’em. Maybe. It doesn't matter. They aren’t going to.
June 27, 2021
Philip Booth
A country with a very high proportion of cases leading to death should surely be asking some questions about its health service --  not questions about the herculean efforts by the staff in the service (many of whom have sadly died from Covid) -- but questions about the structures within which the wonderful staff work.
June 23, 2021
Holly Taylor Coolman
I would not have made the decision that the American Catholic bishops just made. They voted by a three-to-one majority to authorize the drafting of a statement on “on the meaning of the Eucharist in the life of the Church.” It has been reported as having a single, simple political motivation, to bar pro-choice politicians
Writing in 1940, the Catholic Herald columnist Douglas Jerrold describes the ways in which he thinks the English left misrepresented the Right. Jerrold has been described as a “romantic anticapitalist” in the style of Hilaire Belloc, with doubts about democracy and sympathies for Franco and (like George Bernard Shaw) Mussolini. He believed himself to be a
Describing her as “a distinguished Anglican writer,” the Catholic Herald asked the mystery novelist and playwright Dorothy Sayers to contribute to a forum on the fiftieth anniversary of Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum. A note at the end warned readers that the article had been taken over the telephone and might include “deviations from Miss
June 19, 2021
Peter Wolfgang
The American bishops have agreed to write a statement on whether pro-choice Catholic politicians may receive Communion. It's needed, though it will be toothless. But that's not the real issue, anymore. The problem is many of them now oppose the Church living by her principles, when those principles contradict Democratic party policy.
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