SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
music
October 22, 2021
Concerts are finally back after 18 months, with those institutions that took creative risks during the pandemic continuing to shine
October 14, 2021
Of the first-rank composers within the generally accepted pantheon, three took holy orders in the Roman Catholic Church: Monteverdi, Vivaldi and – more incongruously perhaps – Franz Liszt, the 210th anniversary of whose birth falls this October. Celebrated as a young man for his brilliant technique and showmanship at piano recitals (a form of concert
April 27, 2021
Nick Ripatrazone explores the spiritual songbook of one of the great contemporary American artists, Bruce Springsteen.
April 12, 2021
Our list brings together the brightest and best artistic whizzes, wordsmiths, musicians and players of the last century, whose Catholic faith – or loss of it – has defined their careers. Edited by Olenka Hamilton
February 14, 2020
The Letters of Cole Porter Edited by Cliff Eisen and Dominic McHugh Yale, 672pp, £25/$35 Cole Porter, who was born in 1891 and died in 1964, was the grandson of the richest man in Indiana. He was busy writing songs while still a schoolboy, and never stopped until 1958, when he had to have one
April 26, 2018
Beyoncé’s performance at Coachella shows 'liberation' is now achieved through conformity
April 27, 2017
Some Catholics may feel uneasy about contemporary music, but Stormzy's lyrics draw deeply on his faith
March 23, 2017
The singer's best pop lyrics capture the highs and lows of the spiritual life
Donate
Please Donate

Having been unable to sell in churches for well over a year due to the pandemic, we are now inviting readers to support the Herald by investing in our future. We have been a bold and influential voice in the church since 1888, standing up for traditional Catholic culture and values.

Please join us on our 130 year mission by supporting us. We are raising £250,000 to safeguard the Herald as a world-leading voice in Catholic journalism and teaching. For more information from our chairman on contributing to the Herald Patron's Fund, click here

Make a Donation

Donors giving £500 or more will automatically become sponsor patrons of the Herald. This includes two complimentary print/digital gift subscriptions, invitations to Patron events, pilgrimages and dinners, and 6 gift subscriptions sent to priests, seminaries, Catholic schools, religious care homes and prison and university chaplaincies. Click here for more information on becoming a Patron Sponsor. Click here for more information about contributing to the Herald Patron's Fund