SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
April 03, 2021
"Having celebrated so many ceremonies in an empty Westminster Cathedral, often with heart heavy at the strangeness of it all," writes Cardinal Vincent Nichols in his Easter reflection for Catholic Herald readers, "I so look forward to those gatherings of the Church which affirm and give life to us all."
April 03, 2021
The Easter Liturgy declares this to be "the light of Christ rising in glory" dispelling the darkness of all hearts and minds and making the life of grace possible for us.
April 03, 2021
Archbishop John Wilson of Southwark made a pastoral visit to the church on Saturday. The archbishop spoke with clergy and a number of parishioners present at the church, assuring them of his closeness in prayer and offering them his support following the incident.
April 03, 2021
I order you, O sleeper, to awake. I did not create you to be held a prisoner in Hell. Rise from the dead, for I am the life of the dead.
April 03, 2021
Pope Francis presides at the Stations of the Cross outside St. Peter’s Basilica, April 2, 2021. Image ©Vatican Media CNA Staff, Apr 2, 2021 / 03:00 pm MT (CNA).- Pope Francis led the Way of the Cross, featuring meditations prepared by children, at the Vatican on Good Friday evening. With Italy still facing coronavirus restrictions,
April 03, 2021
It is thought this was not an act of terror or an attack in the vein of the political violence of January 6, 2021.
April 02, 2021
"Fomenting division," Cardinal Cantalamessa said, "is the work par excellence of the one whose name is diabolos -- that is, the divider."
April 02, 2021
Some sources trace the tradition back to Peruvian Jesuit priest Francisco del Castillo, who in 1660 preached for three hours on Good Friday, comparing the sufferings of Christ with the sufferings of the slaves and indigenous people.
April 02, 2021
The vaccination program at Paul VI is part and parcel of the push Pope Francis has been making to see that vaccine doses are distributed with a view to the safety of the most vulnerable. 
April 02, 2021
Tessa Balfour on her family tradition: potted shrimps for supper on Holy Saturday.
April 02, 2021
“If mere circumstances conditioned the saving power of the cross,” Pope Francis went on to say, “the Lord would not have embraced everything. But when his hour came, he embraced the cross fully. For on the cross there can be no ambiguity!”
April 01, 2021
Several news reports say Pope Francis celebrated Thursday afternoon around 5:30pm Rome Time in Cardinal Becciu's private chapel, inside the cardinal's apartment in the Palazzo del Sant'Uffizio -- the headquarters of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith -- a stone's throw from the Domus Sanctae Marthae guesthouse.