25th March 2015
Richard III: ‘every tale condemns me for a villain’
Jane Hellings asks how kindly Richard III has been treated by popular history and wonders what the Catholic king would make of his Protestant burial.
25th February 2015
The Jesuits and the Tudors
Elizabeth I came to the throne on 17 November 1558. Daniel Kearney explores the how the early Jesuits tried to preserve Catholicism in Tudor England.
21st January 2015
Into the shadows Wolf Hall on screen
Thomas More, born 7 Feb 1478, was a key character in Hilary Mantel's 'Wolf Hall'.
11th November 2014
The Great and Holy War: How World War I changed religion forever
Philip Jenkins’ fascinating and highly readable exploration of the religious dimension of the Great War can help us to better understand the world we see today.
20th August 2014
First World War: Still No End in Sight
The sociologist Frank Furedi has written an absorbing and insightful book to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War in which he argues that in crucially important ways, that war is still not quite over.
3rd March 2014
‘The Fight Between Carnival and Lent’
The vibrant revelry of Mardi Gras in the days before Lent has dark origins, explains Oliver Rafferty SJ. What is at the root of the tension between the ‘unbridled passion of Carnival’ and ‘the seriousness and restraint of Lent?’
12th April 2012
RMS 'Titanic': the untold story
RMS Titanic, which sank on 14 April 1912, never made it to Liverpool, where she was designed and registered, but Lord David Alton reveals the ship's links with Catholic life in the city.
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