Church of England Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Sacred Sights

A new book details how the Victorians—led by the Tractarians of Oxford and the Ecclesiologists of Cambridge—sought to reintroduce symbolism in churches and to teach churchgoers to “read” a church building like a book.

Lessons for Today, after Obergefell, from Catholics Who Were Persecuted under Elizabeth I

In the developed, democratic world, it seemed impossible to imagine that Catholics would once again live under penal laws or their cultural equivalent, scorned (and worse) for being threats to the state and civil comity by reason of their faith. It’s no longer impossible to imagine that.

“Wolf Hall” and Upmarket Anti-Catholicism

Wolf Hall – the wildly successful novel now adapted for television – proves, yet again, that anti-Catholicism is the last acceptable bigotry in elite circles in the Anglosphere.