SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Life & Soul
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.
June 28, 2022
Ben Stephens
Ben Stephens reflects on the deeper significance of the return of the Sunday Obligation
June 28, 2022
Charlie Hart
We must protect our insects, for the future of us all
June 28, 2022
Michael Hodges
Giles Gilbert Scott is best known these days by the British public either for his K2 and K6 red telephone boxes (now rapidly vanishing from the English scene) or for his two London power stations on the River Thames at Chelsea and at Bankside in Southwark, the latter now transformed into Tate Modern. His major
June 28, 2022
Richard Ounsworth OP
What is the relationship between God and Satan, and how has God defeated him?
June 28, 2022
Fr Liam Carpenter
Ecce quam bonum et quam jucundum, habitare fratres in unum – Psalm 133 As I reflect on my experience of lockdown as a new priest appointed to four parishes in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, it is not the fact that I regularly had to celebrate three funeral services a day – the terror of giving the
March 30, 2022
Anthony Cazalet
The Vatican is free of animals now but in the past it housed the most exotic collections of pets
March 30, 2022
Richard Ounsworth OP
How to interpret the accounts of the Resurrection
March 30, 2022
Mark Dowd
After decades of uncertainty, how Catholic author Mark Dowd learnt to live with a faith dilemma
January 27, 2022
Charlie Hart
Drear January is finally behind us and, though it might be chilly, the days are getting longer and all nature is shivering with anticipation for lustful March
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