SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
February 26, 2021
Counterfactuals are great fun -- and the beginning of the Reformation in England is packed with fascinating ones Niall Gooch likes to explore. 
February 25, 2021
Bishops have spoken out about the failure to release the report from the presidential inquiry into the Easter Sunday attacks, which killed more than 260 people and injured more than 500.
February 25, 2021
The trial is underway in Vatican City’s criminal court, where two priests face charges: Fr. Gabriele Martinelli, 28, and Fr. Enrico Radice, 71. Martinelli, a former pupil at the Vatican’s Saint Pius X (Preseminario San Pio X) minor seminary ordained in 2017, is accused of abusing a junior pupil while he was a senior boy at the school. Radice, former rector of the institution, is accused of covering up and enabling Martinelli’s abusive behavior.
February 25, 2021
Author and gardener Charlie Hart explains why he took to the Roman church, with a little help from CS Lewis and a priest friend
February 25, 2021
While Becerra has not directly filed lawsuits against Catholic nuns in his time as California attorney general, two different orders of Catholic nuns have claimed religious freedom violations by government mandates that he supported in his official capacity.
February 24, 2021
A group of Christian educators have asked the UK’s education secretary to postpone the introduction of the Relationships and Sex Education programme, scheduled for summer this year.
February 24, 2021
Emilie Morrison reviews The Cold Millions, by Jess Walter
February 24, 2021
Christian business owners in Pakistan face severe discrimination, according to an entrepeneur speaking at an event last week.
February 24, 2021
One of three men accused of assassinating investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta in 2017 has received a 15-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to all charges in connection with his role in the murder. Vincent Muscat had previously entered a Not Guilty plea, but reportedly accepted a plea bargain arrangement with prosecutors. He
February 24, 2021
Pope Francis sent a telegram on Tuesday evening to Italy's President Sergio Mattarella, offering condolences at the killing of the Italian Ambassador, Luca Attanasio alongside two others, in an attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday.
February 24, 2021
The lawsuit concerns allegations that Samier Tadros, who now lives in Florida and says he was six years old at the time of the abuse, made public during summer 2020. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn has denied all claims against him, calling the accusations “defamatory.”
February 23, 2021
Argentinian Bishop Oscar Vicente Ojea spoke out against the “politicisation" of the Covid-19 vaccine after Argentina’s health minister resigned amid accusations that he gave vaccines out as political favours.