SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Donal Anthony Foley

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February 13, 2020
Over the past two years, the statue of Our Lady of Walsingham has been visiting every Catholic cathedral in England with a mission to pray for the re-evangelisation and conversion of the country. The Dowry Tour culminates in Catholics in England being invited to renew their personal consecration to Our Lord and Our Lady. They
May 31, 2018
An Economics of Justice and Charity by Thomas Storck, Angelico, 182pp, £13.50 This book looks at Catholic social teaching from the time of Pope Leo XIII at the end of the 19th century up to the present day, and focuses on papal teachings in particular. It is thus, in essence, about the papal response to
May 09, 2018
Daily, Daily, Sing to Mary by Fr Paul Haffner, Gracewing, 648pp, £27 This hefty book is designed to provide daily readings relating mainly to places associated with Marian apparitions, devotions and pilgrimages. Thus there is an entry for every day of the year and these are drawn from a variety of sources, with the general
January 18, 2018
Perseverance Through Faith by Fr W Aedan McGrath, Xlibris, 216pp, £21.99 The Legion of Mary was founded by Frank Duff in Dublin on September 7, 1921, and spread throughout the world during the 20th century. Duff died on November 7, 1980 and his Cause for canonisation is proceeding. Fr Aedan McGrath, an Irish missionary priest,
October 12, 2017
The Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, which took place exactly a century ago, on October 13, 1917, was one of the most stupendous, if not the most stupendous event of the 20th century. And yet it is hardly known outside the Church, and not well enough known within it. The people who braved the
October 12, 2017
100 years ago unbelievers flocked to Fatima, hoping to see the Church humiliated. They were in for disappointment
July 27, 2017
On the Third Part of the Secret of Fatima by Kevin Symonds, En Route Books, £26.96 This book is a quite comprehensive treatment of a difficult subject, and one that breaks significant new ground with regard to the third part of the secret of Fatima, an issue over which conspiracy theorists have burned much midnight
May 18, 2017
Fatima Mysteries By Grzegorz Gorny and Janusz Rosikon, Ignatius, £27 Fatima Mysteries: Mary’s Message to the Modern Age is a large and heavy book. Not only in the physical sense, but also in terms of the subject it covers – that is, the pain and suffering caused by communism during the 20th century. The most
October 06, 2016
Next year will see the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s apparitions at Fatima, which took place between May and October 1917, and which culminated in the famous miracle of the sun on October 13, which was witnessed by at least 70,000 people. At the same time, the atheistic communist revolution was unfolding in Russia, an
October 06, 2016
The Red Army left Austria without a fight after one in 10 people started praying the rosary. Imagine what would happen if we did the same
July 21, 2016
Reflecting on the horrors of hell can help us to avoid ending up there
May 13, 2016
The Fatima message is more relevant than ever - as a series of events will demonstrate