SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

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May 06, 2011
Until we know the facts, it is best to say nothing
May 04, 2011
In Britain there is no such thing as 'the Catholic vote', but with the Alternative Vote there might well be
May 02, 2011
The Vatican is a Church; on what grounds can it ban someone from coming to Mass?
April 28, 2011
Every empire falls for a simple reason: a lack of self-belief. And our leaders don't seem to believe anything much any more
April 26, 2011
The documents of Vatican II did address Islam in passing, though they seem a little optimistic now
April 25, 2011
Easter on the island of Malta is filled with colourful processions and feasting
April 21, 2011
It tells us a simple fact: that God loves us, all of us, and died for us
April 20, 2011
One of the glories of the Triduum is the long and silent adoration at the Altar of Repose. One of its miseries is the attempt by misguided people to fill in the silence
April 19, 2011
Is it too much to suggest that at the heart of the Western manner of dress is a reverence for the face, and that this springs from a religious impulse?
April 14, 2011
In the past books were objects of beauty and made to last, that art has been lost
April 13, 2011
While Catholics have only one form of wedding vow, Anglicans can pick from many. Which will the royal couple go for?
April 11, 2011
As the Royal wedding approaches the Church of England and the Church have prepared special prayers, but what should Will and Catherine be called?
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