SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
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February 13, 2020
The Outlaw Ocean by Ian Urbina Bodley Head, 560pp, £18.99/$30 Is the sea interesting? Voyages across the waters have inspired great writers from Homer to Herman Melville, but what about the actual ocean? Can we say anything worthwhile about it? The great Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov was uncertain, finding the way other authors used it
April 06, 2018
The Church needs to tell people that hell is real – and every murder is a grave offence against God
January 17, 2018
A former prison psychiatrist condemns the culture of 'therapy' around rehabilitation
August 09, 2017
Archbishop Antônio Muniz was leaving his home to go to Mass when the attack happened
January 13, 2017
Fr Joaquin Hernandez Sifuentes 'looked for perfection in everything he did', his diocese said
January 04, 2017
At his general audience, the Pope prayed for prisoners killed in recent riots in Brazil
November 16, 2016
The prisoners were selected according to the nature of their crimes and their behaviour while in prison
September 27, 2016
State prosecutors have suggested the men were involved in questionable behaviour shortly before their deaths