SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
July 2021
July 05, 2021
Antonia Fraser's latest biography "bursts with energy and simmering, righteous anger", says Paula Byrne
July 05, 2021
Leaders Divine Grace No Duty to Die The Power and the Gory Columns Diary – Jacob Rees-Mogg Why small weddings are best – Constance Watson On the literary legacy of Ronald Knox – Serenhedd James Catholic roots run deep in Monmouthshire – Olenka Hamilton Features Secret sanctuary – Discovering a hidden chapel in Norfolk – Francis Young and Brigitte Webster Oxford dreams – Eight centuries of
July 05, 2021
The Dominican Friars have been spreading the Gospel for 800 years. Rev Dr Richard Finn traces their fortunes over the centuries
July 01, 2021
Nick Ripatrazone looks at Sting’s Catholic imagination and the use of religion in his music
July 01, 2021
The author and journalist Cressida Connolly negotiates a Communion conundrum, with little sympathy from the priest
July 01, 2021
Lavish pre-lockdown weddings are yet to return, but scaled-back services are a blessing not a curse
July 01, 2021
Prised from his Suffolk idyll to take his family to Norfolk, 
Charlie Hart looks forward to a joyous return to his garden
July 01, 2021
Mass during the pandemic has generally been more old than new rite, extraordinary rather than ordinary.  It turns out that many modern habits are rather dangerous. This includes communion in both kinds: receiving the Precious Blood is both unnecessary and a good way to spread germs; congregational singing, which the Methodists are much better at
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