SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Life & Soul
June 13, 2021
Timothy Jones
On the way in, we walked down a hallway where we could just see in to a few of the rooms where some residents lived who couldn’t leave their rooms. I’d brought a youth group to a nursing home to sing carols to the people there, and these patients weren’t able even to make the
June 11, 2021
The Catholic Herald
St Claude de La Colombière (February 15) had the misfortune of being in London at the time of the alleged Popish Plot
June 01, 2021
Charlie Hart
For our gardener, now a budding art dealer, June is the month to sit back 
and enjoy the fruits of your labour after months of toil
June 01, 2021
Tessa Balfour
In honour of Sister Brigid of Kildare, patron saint of poultry, this month our chef serves chicken croquettes with wild garlic pesto
June 01, 2021
Anya Hindmarch
The award-winning fashion accessories designer on her love of male voice choirs and why she considers herself an honorary Catholic
June 01, 2021
Anthony Cazalet
Anthony Cazalet explores the rich and pungent history of monastic cheesemaking
June 01, 2021
Michael Hodges
An assessment of post-war Catholic churches, from fan-shaped “flying saucers” to concrete cathedrals
June 01, 2021
Harry Mount
The Treasures of English Churches: Witnesses to the History of a Nation, by Matthew Byrne Shire Publications, £20, 160 pages   And Did Those Feet: The Story and Character of the English Church AD 200-2020, by Patrick Whitworth  Sacristy Press, £40, 662 pages ________ The Archbishop of Canterbury and every single Anglican vicar and Catholic
June 01, 2021
Bill Colegrave
Assassinated in Burundi in 2003, Archbishop Michael Courtney was a popular figure with the religious and secular whose trajectory suggests he may have been in line to become the first Irish pontiff
June 01, 2021
Constance Watson
As the government tries to keep us all alive, a raft of new material 
suggests there is nothing to fear from the afterlife
June 01, 2021
Peter Aiers
Peter Aiers, CEO of the Churches Conservation Trust 2020, pays tribute to Peter Ainsworth 1956-2021
June 01, 2021
The Catholic Herald
At this time of year, many of our young people receive the sacraments of Holy Communion, Penance and Confirmation. These are happy occasions. But what is evident is that the preparation that children receive for the sacraments is far less rigorous than it once was, even taking remote learning into account. Whereas previous generations would
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