SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
March 30, 2021
The Cross is the sign of God's love. When Jesus says, "Take up your cross and follow me," he's also asking us to offer our difficulties to him and pointing us to those others with whom we share the Cross.
March 30, 2021
Renewing his earlier criticism of the intervention by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), the Archbishop of Vienna told the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) March 28 that he was concerned by both the timing and form of the ruling.
March 30, 2021
Pilate came to flex imperial muscle. With a little shock and awe, he came to Jerusalem to remind the Jews that their primary identification was as Roman subjects.
March 30, 2021
The former bishop of Hong Kong said March 30 that if he could, he would fly to Rome and kneel outside the pope’s residence until the decree was withdrawn.
March 29, 2021
“I humbly beg the Holy Father to order the withdrawal of the recent norms issued by the secretariat of state,” Cardinal Sarah wrote in an essay published Monday on the blog of Vatican journalist Sandro Magister.
March 29, 2021
The disciplines of Lent feel different to the depressed than the happy
March 28, 2021
“Let us pray for all the victims of violence,” Pope Francis said in remarks to the faithful praying the Palm Sunday Angelus with him in St Peter’s Basilica on Palm Sunday, “especially those of this morning's attack in Indonesia, in front of the Cathedral of Makassar,” on the southwest coast of South Sulawesi.
March 28, 2021
“We have begun Holy Week," Pope Francis said at the Angelus following the liturgy. "For the second time we will live it within the context of the pandemic,” he noted. "Last year, we were mostly shocked," Pope Francis said. "This year we are more sorely tried."
March 28, 2021
In his homily, Pope Francis focused on the sense of amazement Holy Week evokes, from the joy with which Our Lord is greeted on entering Jerusalem to the sorrow of his condemnation, passion, and crucifixion.
March 28, 2021
A heavy-going return by the Patrick Melrose author.
March 26, 2021
The Chinese authorities announced the measures March 26 against David Alton and eight other U.K. citizens, as well as four institutions critical of the country’s human rights record.
March 26, 2021
Asked by reporters if he intended to resign, Woelki said: “To simply accept moral responsibility and go -- to protect the standing of the episcopate and the Church -- would be too easy and is, in my view, wrong.”