SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
June 2021
June 01, 2021
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
Why do we commemorate literary anniversaries?
June 01, 2021
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, CEO of the Churches Conservation Trust 2020, pays tribute to Peter Ainsworth 1956-2021
June 01, 2021
As the feast of St John the Baptist approaches, Ronald Hutton traces 
the history of religious rites at the summer solstice
June 01, 2021
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
June 01, 2021
Violet Hudson reviews Elizabeth Macneal's latest novel, Circus of Wonders
June 01, 2021
Evelyn Waugh’s idyllic Somerset house is for sale again. It appears to have lost its soul, says Sophia Waugh
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