SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
January 22, 2021
ISIS destroyed the village church of Tel Hormiz, one of the last homes of the Church of the East. Sam Sweeney Reports
January 22, 2021
CNA Staff, Jan 22, 2021 / 12:06 am MT (CNA).- As cases of assisted suicide continue to increase annually in Ontario, pro-life advocates have called on the government to implement laws to help stem the tide of medically facilitated death.
January 22, 2021
Approval for the texts is still ongoing, and expected to be completed by the CBCEW in the Autumn of this year before going to the Vatican for review and confirmatio. The earliest date for publication of the new Lectionary, the use of which will be mandatory in England and Wales, is 2022.
January 22, 2021
The verdict makes Caloia the highest-ranking official so far convicted for financial crimes. However, the ruling shows that Caloia and the Liuzzos were convicted of minor crimes. The general framework of corruption outlined by the Vatican prosecutor suggests an appeal will be argued on grounds the sentences were not consistent with the evidence.
January 21, 2021
The Catholic Church in Perth has been ordered to make a record payout of $2.45 million to a child abuse survivor, after a District Court ruling last week.
January 21, 2021
Bishops John Sherrington and Mark O’Toole have written a letter expressing their concern to British Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock about the removal of life support from a Catholic man in Plymouth, after a court ruling in January.
January 21, 2021
Mr. Biden will not help hasten the defeat of the reactionary political extremism that poisons the soul of the nation by catering to the political demands of those at the other extremity of the body politic.
January 21, 2021
In two letters, politicians, senior clergy and heads of aid organisations from around the world urged US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to end their economic sanctions on Syria. Citing an appeal at the end of December from the UN Special Rapporteur on Unilateral Coercieve Measures, Prof. Alena Douhan, they called
January 21, 2021
After 200 years of building new English churches, is the vocation of the Catholic architect over, asks Michael Hodges
January 21, 2021
Catholic universities have a gift to offer the world which arises from the way we think about knowledge. We have a duty in teaching and research to ensure that the link between faith and reason is not severed. A Catholic university should also help in the building of character. Our alumni should go on to serve society whist practising the virtues – whether they practice in business, the law, sport, health or education.
January 21, 2021
Shepherds, Sheep, Hirelings and Wolves: An Anthology of Christian Currents in English Life Since AD 550 by Tim Williams, reviewed by Septimus Waugh
January 20, 2021
"Under your leadership," Pope Francis wrote, "may the American people continue to draw strength from the lofty political, ethical and religious values that have inspired the nation since its founding." The president of the US bishops conference, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, echoed those sentiments in a statement on Wednesday, and also reiterated the bishops' opposition to many of the policies and legislative promises Biden has made.