Comments: opinion

Michael Palin's is a beautiful piece and ought to have wide resonance beyond church circles. I say 'ought', but I'm afraid I think this whole culture is dying.

Posted by John at Saturday, 23 May 2015 at 7:49pm BST

Wonderful article by Michael Palin, the "agnostic with doubts". I recently visited Uluru and this sacred place's Mutitjulu waterhole is as magnificent a cathedral as anything I've seen anywhere.

Posted by Pam at Saturday, 23 May 2015 at 11:16pm BST

Thank you so much for the link to John Dear's article, Honoring Oscar Romero of El Salvador.

Posted by Rod Gillis at Sunday, 24 May 2015 at 12:22am BST

What a lovely pilgrimage through some delightful churches, described by Michael Palin. I think he is right when he suggests that such buildings need to be fostered by the Church and offered as places of refuge from outside noise and business. This is often where people like Michael - who professes no particular religious faith - can meet with God in the silence.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Sunday, 24 May 2015 at 12:07pm BST
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