Issue: July/August 2011

Online Only: A Quiet Revolution of the Heart

The three million young pilgrims attending World Youth Day this year are just one part of a radical Catholic movement begun by John Paul II and developed by Pope Benedict

Anna Halpine’s World Youth Day Diary

Today's blog from the Catholic festivities in Madrid sees our correspondent sit in on a presentation of new evangelisation — an attempt to teach "the art of living".

Read her latest post here

ONLINE ONLY: Perennial Palestinian Pawns

As US Congress threatens to withdraw aid to the Palestinian Authority, its role as the Middle East's political victim is reprised yet again

An Archbishop Spinning out of Control

'Rowan Williams likes to see himself as the Church of England's first celebrity archbishop — almost as famous as the Vicar of Dibley'

Uncharitable Act

Britain's claim to be the world's foremost philanthropic nation is under threat under George Osborne's new reforms

Novel Idea

A new online scheme is taking publishing back to its roots, bringing authors closer to their readerships

Not So Private Lives

‘The Fred Goodwin case raised an important question — when is it in the public interest to disclose the fact of a sexual relationship?’

Banking on Change

‘Under my proposal well-behaved banks would have a strong interest in preventing their risk-prone rivals from ruining the system’

Out With The Old Media

‘The more information is available from the new media, the fewer critical questions we seem able to ask’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"