SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
architecture
October 22, 2021
Charting the history of the Order which has survived over centuries and is now settled in Chelmsford
October 13, 2021
St Birinus, probably a monk of St Andrew’s Benedictine Monastery on the Caelian Hill in Rome, was ordered by Pope Honorius I to England in 634 AD to convert the West Saxons. A year later he landed at Southampton. He succeeded in converting Cynegils, the West Saxon king. The latter gave St Birinus Dorchester-upon-Thames, as
September 01, 2021
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
July 28, 2021
The wonderful historic Catholic churches of Preston should be a priority for restoration – a coordinated approach is needed
July 01, 2021
The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady Walsingham was established on 15 January 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI in accordance with the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus to enable Anglicans to enter into the full communion of the Catholic Church while retaining much of their heritage. Monsignor Keith Newton, formerly the Anglican Bishop of Richborough, was named
June 01, 2021
An assessment of post-war Catholic churches, from fan-shaped “flying saucers” to concrete cathedrals
June 01, 2021
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
May 01, 2021
In the rush to alter churches following Vatican II’s new instructions, Catholic dioceses often did more harm than good
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