/December 2016 Articles

Forward in Food

‘Audubon’ looks forward to the Feast   If there is a problem with Christmas, it is that we are often hidebound by tradition. Every time the discerning cook tries to introduce some slight variation – in the food, the drink, [...]

December Diary

‘Thurifer’ goes to Wales, and returns to London   The railway journey from Shrewsbury to the heart of Wales is charming. (Has Michael Portillo done it?) A small, rickety, clattering train speeds along. Although much of the track (some of [...]

Secular Liturgies

Tom Sutcliffe on the power of performance   Donald Trump says that the theatre must always be a safe and special place. Nowhere for relevance or political consciousness, that seems to imply. I have not been to Hamilton in New [...]


Democracy has struck again, and Donald Trump has been elected to be the next President of the United States. It’s always interesting to watch self-proclaimed liberals become so angry that they lose control of their critical faculties when faced with [...]


Incommunicable To Any Other   H. Smyth on the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary   No doctrine should be rejected as not containing truth merely because it has been Papally defined in Counter-Reformation times. One such doctrine, that [...]