SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
June 02, 2021
I think I’ve finally wrapped my mind around Fr James Martin SJ’s method for undermining sound doctrine and leading souls astray without ever actually committing heresy. Others have described him as “going right up to the line, and never crossing it.” This is a fair metaphor, but not completely accurate. Martin frames his arguments in
June 01, 2021
On Monday, the World Health Assembly – the governing forum of the World Health Organisation – formally accepted the Holy See as a non-Member State Observer. A statement from the Holy See Press Office notes that the decision “reflects the relationship that the Holy See has continuously maintained with this Organization since 1953 and it
June 01, 2021
The whole ecclesiastical leadership culture has to change: not in a sentimental, “caring about the victims” way, either. Caring about the victims is a bare minimum, a baseline requirement, the measure of which is in its effects. That means the culture needs to change in practical, nuts-and-bolts ways.
June 01, 2021
The saintly appeal of Thomas Becket in our secular world mirrors that of the revival of walking pilgrimages. Both, at least, are good for business
June 01, 2021
For our gardener, now a budding art dealer, June is the month to sit back 
and enjoy the fruits of your labour after months of toil
June 01, 2021
William Cash visits the Hospital of St Cross and finds that 
the 12th-century almshouse is seeking new members
June 01, 2021
The Labour Party could learn from the US president’s emotional connection to people, writes Jon Cruddas MP
June 01, 2021
From Lourdes and Lindisfarne to El Salvador, walking with purpose allows for a more profound look at life
June 01, 2021
In honour of Sister Brigid of Kildare, patron saint of poultry, this month our chef serves chicken croquettes with wild garlic pesto
June 01, 2021
The award-winning fashion accessories designer on her love of male voice choirs and why she considers herself an honorary Catholic
June 01, 2021
Anthony Cazalet explores the rich and pungent history of monastic cheesemaking
June 01, 2021
Senior officials presented the revision of the Church’s universal law regarding punishments for canonical crimes as a major overhaul, though at least one expected change did not materialise, and journalists raised outstanding issues regarding accountability and transparency.