6th April 2017
The best thing is to walk
'The great affair is to move’, as Robert Louis Stevenson wrote. Daniel Kearney reflects on the instinct to pilgrimage that is ‘hard-wired into our very being.’
17th September 2015
The absurdity of sport
If you need convincing of the value of sporting pursuits, Daniel Kearney has some advice, with a little help from a 16th century martyr and a 21st century philosopher.
10th July 2015
Titus Oates and the Popish Plot
his weekend is the anniversary of the death in 1705 of the chief inventor of a conspiracy theory which accused Catholics, and Jesuits in particular, of planning the assassination of King Charles II.
2nd July 2015
Vive le Tour!
Daniel Kearney wants to encourage fellow Tour de France fans – and those who’ve grown sceptical about professional cycling in recent years – to find and celebrate the fellowship inherent in the sport.
27th April 2015
Peter Canisius: Countering the Reformation in Germany
In 1897, Pope Leo XIII issued an encyclical to mark the 300th anniversary of Canisius’s death, in which he referred to the Jesuit as ‘the second apostle of Germany’. How did he earn that title?
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