SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Mark Dowd

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March 30, 2022
After decades of uncertainty, how Catholic author Mark Dowd learnt to live with a faith dilemma
June 02, 2016
Hardly a day goes by, it seems, without another spat on social media, a venue in which it seems even the most mild-mannered people can be transformed into intemperate demons. I do my best to avoid getting involved, but when this one popped up on Facebook in the aftermath of Leicester City’s remarkable Premiership triumph,
March 24, 2016
Immigrants dying at sea, in boats that were vehicles of hope and became vehicles of death. When I first heard of this tragedy a few weeks ago, and realised that it happens all too frequently, it has constantly come back to me like a painful thorn in my heart. So I felt that I had
March 24, 2016
When migrants are floundering in the Mediterranean there is one man they know they can turn to: a sleep-deprived priest who once fled his own homeland
May 21, 2015
Archbishop Oscar Romero knew that his uncompromising defence of the poor would have only one outcome
September 10, 2010
Mark Dowd embarks on a personal quest to understand Pope Benedict XVI
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