SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Life & Soul
September 01, 2021
Michael Hodges
The reputation of EW Pugin has inevi tably, to a degree, been overshadowed by that of his father, Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-52). Both lived very short lives – father and son respectively died at 40 and 41 – and yet both achieved a prolific amount. EW Pugin was responsible for two English Catholic cathedrals
August 30, 2021
Tessa Balfour
Two choice cuts this month in honour of St Cornelius, the patron saint of cattle
August 30, 2021
Charlie Hart
September’s soft golden hues cast the most interesting shadows as the garden gets its edges back in the autumn
August 29, 2021
Fr Richard Ounsworth OP
The Roman Lectionary derives from a similar, cyclical Jewish rite. It is a perpetual reminder of how the life of Christ fulfils the promise God made to Israel
August 27, 2021
William Cash
A pilgrimage to the of holy outpost of Iona, 40 years after 
first being inspired to visit the tiny Hebridean island
July 29, 2021
Tessa Balfour
Grouse breasts with pancetta and olive tapenade
July 28, 2021
Charlie Hart
After the whirligig of summer, it’s time to stop and think and consider what 
has worked well in the garden – and what might work next year, says Charlie Hart
July 28, 2021
Michael Hodges
The wonderful historic Catholic churches of Preston should be a priority for restoration – a coordinated approach is needed
July 11, 2021
From the Archives
Ten years ago, reporting that the Vatican had named St Luigi Scrosoppi as the patron saint of footballers, the Catholic Herald's editors noted that "The Vatican has stressed that his care is extended to all players; one trusts, therefore, that his favours would be neutrally bestowed in a tight World Cup final between England and Italy."
July 03, 2021
Br. Mark Dohle
When looking for a quote on doubt, on this feast of St Thomas the Apostle, whom we call “Doubting Thomas,” I was surprised how differently people look upon this common human experience. Some of the quotes presented doubt as if it was some kind of failure. For instance, a quote from the Evangelical pastor John
July 01, 2021
Cressida Connolly
The author and journalist Cressida Connolly negotiates a Communion conundrum, with little sympathy from the priest
July 01, 2021
Tessa Balfour
Our hostess rises to the occasion this month 
with a pair of soufflé recipes
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