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November 11, 2021
Ravenna, Italy, Nov 11, 2021 / 04:20 am The poet Dante famously traveled through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in his masterpiece the “Divine Comedy.” Now, Catholics have a chance to follow in his footsteps — his earthly ones, that is.  Dante’s Walk is a 235-mile route that takes pilgrims from the Byzantine splendor of the city
July 01, 2021
Theo Hobson explores the glorious earnestness and bold religious vision of DH Lawrence
July 01, 2021
"This is a delightful soufflé of a book, puffed up and bursting with wit and attitude" writes Daisy Goodwin
May 02, 2021
A long read by Michael Duggan on the Irish novelist, Francis MacManus, who "could write about the Catholic faith in a way that was tender but committed, welcoming 'the winds and rains of grace which blow from eternity through the gates of the sacraments upon the human creatures of this narrow world'."
April 01, 2021
For a century, modern Irish Catholic writers have pushed against their faith 
– and yet drawn on it, too
February 08, 2021
Constructing a film out of a story as beloved of readers as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, or indeed Pride and Prejudice or Brideshead Revisited, is a delicate art. Very often, the result is a phenomenal disappointment. We will all have myriad examples to prove this. Not all films are worthy of their titles. 
March 09, 2017
William Herebert was one of the first people to turn Latin hymns into English poetry
February 23, 2017
We have more in common with him than he might care to admit
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