SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Ed Condon

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June 04, 2018
The Supreme Court has struck a blow against the secular-liberal religion. But future cases will be decided on different grounds
May 29, 2018
The Irish people apostatised because they saw their clergy do so first
May 18, 2018
Some bishops may want to disappear into retirement. But given the seriousness of the allegations, there should be legal proceedings
May 17, 2018
Oeconomicae et Pecuniariae Questiones has its limitations, but it rightly insists on the moral basis of the market
May 01, 2018
When parents are united and alternatives are real, judges do not belong anywhere near the decision
April 26, 2018
Monday was an extraordinary day in the life and case of Alfie Evans. As his life support was to be removed by doctors at Alder Hey hospital, the Italian government granted him citizenship and lodged a full-blown diplomatic protest to bring him to Rome to continue treatment. While courts rejected every appeal, crowds gathered outside
April 25, 2018
The courage and dedication of his parents is an inspiration, as is the unqualified support of Pope Francis
April 12, 2018
The state is increasingly taking charge of our children’s values, their gender ‘choices’, and even whether they should live or die
April 12, 2018
It is hardly controversial to say that the institution of the family is in crisis. Fewer and fewer people are getting married, in or out of the Church. Fertility rates have been in freefall for 50 years. Nearly a quarter of families in Britain are single-parent, with nearly half of these living in poverty. By
April 11, 2018
Yesterday's decision is a clear violation of civil liberties, and there is a dreadful irony at its heart
March 08, 2018
The Pope tried to bypass Vatican norms in pursuit of reform. How far has he succeeded?
March 08, 2018
This week marks the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’s election. His appearance on the loggia above St Peter’s was a shock to almost everyone. He was not the Pope we were expecting. The world scrambled to catch up, and it took a few hours. In Washington DC, where I was at the time, the initial