Littlemore procession recaps pivotal moments in the convert-cardinal’s life, from study to conversion.
COMMENTARY: The centuries-old city is no stranger to violence, and it will survive this latest chapter with its spirit intact.
Culture of Life
Pro-Life Parliamentarian Has a Sense of History
The Nuns of New Forest sponsor annual St. John Paul II pilgrimage to Walsingham.
COMMENTARY: Yesterday’s vote will enhance British democracy, but only a spiritual revival can successfully address the major issues confronting the U.K. and other Western nations.
Vice Chancellor Francis Campbell, formerly Britain’s ambassador to the Holy See, is committed to establishing the university as a major part of Catholic life in Britain.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Amid cultural change, Catholicism and Christian heritage offer ray of hope in British Isles.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The Bard, 400 Years Later
COMMENTARY: The monarch represents stability, a constitutional structure that has served us well and a sense of unity with our past and with our Christian heritage.
‘St. John Paul takes us back to before the Mosaic law on marriage, to the very beginning, to God’s plan for the human race,’ said one speaker at an international symposium in Austria.
St. Mary’s University at Twickenham, on the outskirts of London, has established an institute named after the pope emeritus, who visited England in 2010.
Roman Church service to take place at Henry VIII’s chapel for the first time since the king broke with Rome, as Walsingham, once a pilgrimage spot of Henry’s, is designated a minor basilica.
This celebration of the blessed’s Oct. 9 feast day is a sign the militant anti-Catholicism of past years, led by fervent Protestants who believed that Catholicism was a form of paganism or idolatry, has given way to puzzled indifference.
COMMENTARY: All the fuss over the royal baby indicates that Britons actually do like the structure, sense of belonging, neighborliness and bond with the past that comes from emphasizing traditional family life.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Catholic reflections for the anniversary of V-E Day.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Thursday’s interment of the last Plantagenet monarch has reawakened interest in England’s rich Catholic past.
Kings and popes have been devoted to Mary’s shrine. Sept. 25 issue feature.
An interview with veteran journalist and Londoner Joanna Bogle.