SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Christopher Altieri

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November 12, 2020
At 449 pages, the full Report will take time to unpack, but here are a few highlights from the executive summary and Vatican gloss.
November 12, 2020
Were this spectacle, rather than life imitating cruel farce, the anecdotes would be altogether worth the price of admission.
November 10, 2020
the McCarrick Report will be part window, part reflection of institutional leadership culture and decision-making.
November 07, 2020
News media have called the race for Biden after several days of watching and waiting for the counting of ballots to produce a clear result.
November 05, 2020
Pope Francis’s Vatican is in rough shape. The brighter view of the business – though not necessarily more clear-eyed – would have it that the scandals emerging and the action Francis has taken against the more highly publicised among the alleged malefactors are both signs that the walls are closing in on the Old Guard:
November 05, 2020
The sweeping nature and speed of the moves is by Roman standards breathtaking -- and raise questions about the shape of the broader curial reform.
November 04, 2020
Local bishops must now receive express prior approval from Rome before recognising new communities of men and women religious.
November 03, 2020
The Catholic Herald reported on then-Fr. Leatherby's case in August of this year.
November 03, 2020
Pope Francis has sent condolences to the people of Austria after deadly terror attacks in Vienna that began Monday evening near Seitenstettengasse synagogue at roughly 8 p.m. when multiple suspects opened fire on passers-by.
October 30, 2020
Pope Francis condemns violence and renews assurances of his spiritual closeness to the Catholic Community and all the French people.
October 29, 2020
Pope Francis is informed of the deadly knife attacks on Thursday morning near Notre Dame church in Nice, and offers prayers of suffrage for the victims and their families. He condemns the violence and expresses his prayerful closeness to the entire Christian community of the city.
October 27, 2020
The appointment of Justice Amy Coney Barrett is almost certain to have significant consequences in the long term, for the direction of the Court. It could also lead to short-term repercussions on election day.