SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Life & Soul
May 06, 2021
Tommaso Pozzi
The Institute of Theology and Liberal Arts at St Mary’s University in Twickenham (England) has announced the subject of this year’s third annual essay writing contest. The competition invites Year 12 students in English and Welsh schools to prepare an essay on the topic: “The Bible is the supreme authority for Christians.” Now in its
May 02, 2021
Michael Duggan
A long read by Michael Duggan on the Irish novelist, Francis MacManus, who "could write about the Catholic faith in a way that was tender but committed, welcoming 'the winds and rains of grace which blow from eternity through the gates of the sacraments upon the human creatures of this narrow world'."
May 01, 2021
Philip Eade
Although he appeared to be less devout than his wife, Prince Philip’s curiosity about his own faith encouraged him to learn from others
May 01, 2021
Charlie Hart
This month’s gift to the garden – a promenade of dazzling white blossom – contains an original moment for the rest of the year
May 01, 2021
William Cash
A visit to an almshouse gives pause to remember three friends recently passed, and how best to mourn them
April 22, 2021
Philippa Hitchen
Born in 1924 in Sydney, Edward Cassidy seemed a most unlikely candidate for the priesthood, let alone a member of the elite College of Cardinals. Philippa Hitchen looks back on his life and times, with the help of several prominent Churchmen who - like her - had profound respect and abiding affection for him.
April 01, 2021
Anthony Cazalet
Anthony Cazalet looks at the papal penchant for wine and suggests a few bottles to enjoy at home
April 01, 2021
Theo Hobson
Theo Hobson wonders if renewed focus on religious outdoor spectacles and festive parades would excite the British public
April 01, 2021
Charlie Hart
As spring arrives, Charlie Hart welcomes new arrivals to his family and relishes the prospect of his garden’s olfactory impact
April 01, 2021
Michael Hodges
In our new architectural column, Michael Hodges admires the London Oratory of St Philip Neri 
and the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
April 01, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Nun who was abducted by Guatemalan military before becoming a celebrated human rights campaigner dies at 62
March 22, 2021
David Mills
Some Catholics hate Lent, loathe Lent, because it was taught to them as a reason to hate themselves for being so bad.