SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
September 20, 2021
On Sunday, a solemn Mass of Thanksgiving in the church of San Domenico in Castillo, Italy—where Margaret of Castillo’s body lies incorrupt—provides a joyful conclusion to her long journey to official sainthood. Margaret was born in 1287 in Metola in Italy. Her father Parisio, a successful soldier, expected a healthy first-born son—instead, God gave him
September 17, 2021
Kafanchan, Nigeria, Sep 16, 2021 / 03:10 am A Nigerian Catholic priest kidnapped at his parish residence on Monday has been freed. The priest’s liberation was announced on Sept. 15 by Fr. Emmanuel Uchechukwu, chancellor of Kafanchan diocese, in northern Nigeria, reported ACI Africa, CNA’s African news partner. “With hearts filled with joy, we raise our voices
September 17, 2021
A Catholic librarian sacked after she criticised a local council for handing a multi-million pound construction contract to a state-owned Chinese firm is to take her case to employment tribunal. Maureen O’Bern, who worked at Leigh Library, Greater Manchester, for 34 years was suspended then fired when she objected on social media to the involvement
September 17, 2021
Vatican City, Sep 16, 2021 / 09:15 am Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has said that the legalization of same-sex marriage in many countries is “a distortion of conscience” which has also entered some Catholic circles. In an introduction to a new anthology of his writings on Europe, Benedict XVI said that “with the legalization of
September 16, 2021
Rome, Italy, Sep 15, 2021 / 09:20 am Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Catholic Church is firm in its stance on abortion because “abortion is murder,” and urged priests to be pastoral rather than political when faced with the question of who can receive Communion. Answering questions aboard the papal plane from Bratislava, Slovakia,
September 16, 2021
The Queen is to be asked to grant a royal pardon to a Catholic abbot martyred during the Reformation. Residents in Glastonbury, Somerset, aim to petition Queen Elizabeth II to exonerate Blessed Richard Whiting from treason almost 500 years after he was hanged, drawn and quartered on Glastonbury Tor. So far the petition has been
September 15, 2021
Catholics were today urged to redouble their efforts to oppose a Bill to legalise assisted suicide after the British Medical Association adopted a policy of neutrality. Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury, an outspoken critic of the Assisted Dying Bill said the move by the doctors’ union should act as a spur to action by those
September 15, 2021
Washington D.C., Sep 14, 2021 / 17:02 pm In a significant shift, the trade union for doctors in the United Kingdom, is no longer officially opposed to the legalization of assisted suicide. In a Sept. 14 announcement, the British Medical Association adopted a “neutral” stance on the issue, following a vote at its annual representative
September 15, 2021
Kafanchan, Nigeria, Sep 14, 2021 / 20:00 pm Prayers are being sought for the quick and safe release of a Catholic priest, Father Benson Bulus Luka, kidnapped from his parish residence in Nigeria’s Kafanchan Diocese. “It is with great pain that we announce to you the kidnapping of our Priest, Rev. Fr. Benson Bulus Luka,”
September 15, 2021
Syracuse, N.Y., Sep 14, 2021 / 19:00 pm A federal court on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order against a New York state COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which disallowed religious exemptions, after a group of anonymous medical professionals filed suit against the governor and her administration.  Then-governor Andrew Cuomo announced a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all
September 14, 2021
The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is today mourning the death of his Catholic mother who has passed away “suddenly and peacefully” in a London hospital. Charlotte Johnson Wahl, 79, had Mr Johnson baptised into her faith as a baby but he elected to worship as an Anglican when he went to Eton College. Few details
September 14, 2021
Has the pandemic got the better of the business two-piece?
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