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April 11, 2021
Prince Philip in military uniform, 9 November 1947. (Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) The life and times of a thoroughly modern royal By Nathan Morley Prince Philip set the tone for the royal family of the post-war era. In fact, he grew up at the speed of war. As a young lieutenant aboard the battleship Ramillies
April 11, 2021
As City firm CCLA launches its Catholic Investment Fund, CEO Peter Hugh Smith discusses the rise in ‘ faith-consistent investments’ and the scourge of modern slavery. By Olenka Hamilton
April 11, 2021
We love always to our fullest capacity. That might not be very great, but it can be learned. At first, we may love hesitantly and fearfully, for to open up to love takes courage. As we mature and develop our ability to have an open heart, we can slowly learn to love others for themselves
April 10, 2021
Life presented him some difficult challenges, which he overcame in his unique matter-of-fact way, but perhaps without the honed diplomacy of his wife. They were a formidable team on the world stage. Their leadership and service extended across monumental changes in world affairs, and his personal awareness and vision was truly ‘modern’, in that he pioneered movements and championed technologies which we shall value long after his death.
April 10, 2021
"Saddened to learn of the death of your husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh," reads the telegram from Pope Francis, signed by the Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, "His Holiness Pope Francis offers heartfelt condolences to Your Majesty and the members of the Royal Family."
April 10, 2021
A growing number of Catholics reject something they think is liberal society, because it doesn't enforce the Catholic moral vision. They don't see that we have good reason to value liberalism, which protects Catholics as much as anyone else.
April 09, 2021
"It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh." The statement from the Royal Family went on to say: "His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning [Friday, April 9, 2021] at Windsor Castle."
April 09, 2021
Saints and sinners, miracles and miscreants, and even Old Scratch himself … the literature associated with the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela abounds in characters and tales as colorful, instructive and entertaining as anything in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.
April 08, 2021
It’s a mystery that has puzzled researchers for almost 150 years. In 1878, a wooden box containing two skulls and a cluster of other bones was discovered in an attic in the Welsh town of Holywell.
April 07, 2021
A pro-life group described the U.K. Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a mother’s appeal over the removal of life support for her 5-year-old daughter as “a tragedy.” The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children (SPUC) said that Paula Parfitt was “a heroic example of a loving mother” after her legal battle on behalf
April 07, 2021
The influential and controversial Swiss theologian Hans Küng died Tuesday at the age of 93. The German Catholic Church’s official website said that Küng died on the afternoon of April 6 at his home in Tübingen, southwest Germany. Küng served as a theological adviser at the Second Vatican Council but repeatedly clashed with Rome in
April 06, 2021
The Guardian's John Harris has no religion and regrets the loss of fellowship and shared meaning that religion provides the religious. His answer will not provide them. Only religion can do that.