Re-imagining English Catholicism

Episode 30,   Dec 15, 2022, 09:05 AM

Dr Serenhedd James joins Gavin Ashenden for this 30th episode of Merely Catholic to talk about why it has been difficult to be both fully English and fully Catholic; whether it matters or not that the coronation of King Charles  is going to involve oaths that don’t reflect the reality of the social and religious context; and perhaps most importantly, has the time come for the Catholic Church to take responsibility for being the principal and most coherent Church in these islands as Anglicanism diminishes in numbers, coherence and conviction. 

Dr James is an  academic Historian, Deputy Editor of the Catholic Herald, arts columnist for The Critic, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and member of faculty at the University of Oxford.