Spinning Balthasar

May 11, 2024 Tracey Rowland 19

Recently the name of Hans Urs von Balthasar has been invoked to defend the concept of a more “feminine” Church. On reading some reports it seems that the invocation has now become a meme and […]


Remembering Cardinal Pell

January 16, 2023 Tracey Rowland 35

In one of my last conversations with Cardinal Pell we talked about Margit Balogh’s biography of Cardinal Mindszenty, titled Victim of History. Balogh chose as the opening epigraph Mindszenty’s statement: “I shall keep on fighting…until […]

The Dispatch

Remembering David L. Schindler

November 21, 2022 Tracey Rowland 7

The first time I came across the name Schindler, I was a doctoral student in Cambridge, working on the topic of tradition-constituted rationality in the thought of Alasdair MacIntyre. The couplet “faith and reason” shares […]