SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Fr Edmund Waldstein

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May 24, 2020
As Laudato si’ week draws to a close, Pater Edmund Waldstein O.Cist. reflects upon Pope Francis’ encyclical on the care for our common home. Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato si’ can best be understood as a contribution to a centuries-long papal response to “modern” ideas of freedom and progress, which began in the papal response to
July 12, 2018
Belgium’s second goal in their World Cup quarter-final against Brazil was an explosive counter-attack – a display of ruthless pace and power. It was also a thing of beauty: Romelu Lukaku picking up the ball deep in his own half surrounded by opposition players, turning and charging up the field eluding everyone, falling over finally,
September 21, 2017
The Pope and the chancellor want a more 'humanised' globalism. But could this backfire?
September 21, 2017
When Germans go to the polls this Sunday, they are likely to re-elect Angela Merkel as chancellor, an office she has occupied since 2005. Merkel’s expected victory will be all the more remarkable given that the recent populist backlash against the global establishment has tended to see her as its chief enemy. Many had thought