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October 2021
October 14, 2021
John Cornwell reviews Climate, Catastrophe and Faith: 
How Changes in Climate Drive 
Religious Upheavals 
by Philip Jenkins
October 14, 2021
Michael Hodges reviews Holland Blind Twilight 
by John Martin Robinson
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
October 14, 2021
Henry ‘Chips’ Channon: The Diaries (Volume 2): 1938-43by Chips Channonedited by Simon Heffer Hutchinson, £35, 1,120 pages ________ This doorstop of a book is the second of Henry Channon’s long and much-anticipated uncensored diaries, and it’s well worth the wait. For many decades his heirs withheld permission of publication, fearing Channon’s more stinging comments on
October 14, 2021
Silverviewby John le Carré Penguin Viking, £20.00, 208 pages ________ Posthumous novels are rarely a good idea. A great writer’s literary executors find a discarded, unfinished manuscript in the bottom drawer, polish it up a bit and send it out into the world hoping to make some money before anybody notices that the book isn’t
October 13, 2021
Leaders The Synod needs you Mass appeal should be for everyone Vocations need not be consigned to the past Diary – Adam Dant Columns Long Division – In an age of medical apartheid, it’s time for some acts of love, Constance Watson Reading runes – Revelling in the theology of George Mackay Brown, Serenhedd James Compulsory Church
October 13, 2021
Elisa Segrave looks at how the past 18 months has affected children with learning difficulties and the lives of their parents, teachers and carers
October 13, 2021
Despite implacable opposition to emancipation, the king held his Roman Catholic subjects in high esteem
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