SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
conversion
August 12, 2022
Catholic Spectacle and Rome’s Jews: Early Modern Conversion and Resistance Emily Michelson Princeton University Press, £30, 352 pages In 1555 Pope Paul IV decreed that Rome’s Jews, “who through their own fault were condemned to eternal servitude”, should now live within the walls of a ghetto whose doors would be locked at night. These strictures
June 25, 2022
The Catholic Faith closely reflects a Gothic cathedral; it’s not a simple thing. And, in the same vein a great cathedral is built, none of this happened overnight.
May 27, 2022
How one man realised he could not resist the Lord’s calling, however hard he tried
February 05, 2022
As another Anglican bishop crosses the Tiber, Gavin Ashenden identifies the Synodal path as the ultimate cause of the recent high-profile conversions to Catholicism
October 21, 2021
It is a cause of genuine rejoicing that Dr Michael Nazir-Ali, the former Anglican bishop of Rochester, has been received into the Catholic Church on the feast of St Michael and All Angels. He was received by Mgr Keith Newton, the Ordinary of the Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, the body that allows Anglicans
March 01, 2021
The appeal of the Catholic Church to converts goes far beyond aesthetics, says Melanie McDonagh
February 25, 2021
Author and gardener Charlie Hart explains why he took to the Roman church, with a little help from CS Lewis and a priest friend
April 26, 2018
Think of the “Second Spring” of English Catholicism and you will probably picture converts such as Cardinal Newman, Ronald Knox and GK Chesterton. Oscar Wilde – who converted on his deathbed in 1900 – is not usually associated with them. But The Happy Prince, a new film about the final years of Wilde’s life directed
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