SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
December 26, 2021
On the 30th anniversary of its publication, a book about the Reformation explains how Christianity was robbed of its magic and mystery
December 26, 2021
How the latest Supreme Court argument could shape future rulings
December 26, 2021
The last day is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord on 9 January
December 26, 2021
Weighing up the merits of a spot of guerrilla catechism
December 26, 2021
Michael White reports on the premiere of James MacMillan’s Christmas Oratorio and the annual Britten festival in Suffolk
December 26, 2021
Melissa Brady-Dant is mesmerised by Ralph Fiennes’ innovative adaptation of TS Eliot’s ‘Four Quartets’
December 26, 2021
It is symptomatic of the importance of the position of Notre Dame in the cultural life of Paris and of France that the proposals for its redecoration after the fire that destroyed its roof have caused such an unholy row. It is not only Catholics who are agitated by what some critics have called the
December 26, 2021
Compliments of the season to all our readers. This may seem like an odd observation in the January issue of this paper, but it is correct. As Fr Richard Ounslow points out in his scripture column, most of the Christmas season falls in January. Properly, Christmas starts and Advent finishes on the night of Christmas
December 26, 2021
The relics of the saints are profoundly valuable to us: they close the gap between then and now
December 23, 2021
Pope Francis has urged Vatican officials to undergo a “synodal conversion” and to walk the path of humility. In his annual pre-Christmas address to members of the Roman Curia, the pope said that the Holy See’s administrative institutions should be a model for the worldwide Catholic Church. “The Curia — let’s not forget — is
December 23, 2021
On Saturday 18th December a document was published by the Congregation for Divine Worship tightening up restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass: Responsa ad dubia. This is a clarification of Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes, answering questions (‘dubia’) sent to the Congregation by bishops. Since then canonists all over the Catholic world have been
December 22, 2021
Elderly, lonely and vulnerable people would be placed at huge risk if the Scottish Parliament backed a proposed assisted suicide Bill, the country’s bishops have said. In a submission to the consultation on assisted suicide proposed by Liam McArthur, a Lib Dem MSP, the Scottish Catholic bishops have opposed the concept as an attack on
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