SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Mark Greaves

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January 24, 2019
The Archbishop of Canterbury has said he is perfectly happy to see Anglicans convert to Catholicism. In an interview with The Spectator, Archbishop Justin Welby was asked about the number of Anglican clergy becoming Catholic. Some estimates, the article said, suggested that one in 10 Catholic priests in England and Wales were former Anglican vicars.
November 23, 2018
Bas Rutten said the Catholic actor Kevin James played a key role in drawing him back to the faith
October 18, 2018
Asia Bibi’s family are anxiously anticipating the Supreme Court’s verdict Asia Bibi has been on death row for eight years. While she has remained in solitary confinement, her five children have grown up. Two have married and had children of their own. Now it seems as if her ordeal – which began when a colleague
October 05, 2018
The former CDF prefect said Catholics had a right to know the truth about the accusations
September 28, 2018
The new community of Greyfriars comes amid a flourishing of vocations
August 30, 2018
The Eucharistic Congress is a landmark event. But how many will be there to see it? A major moment in the life of the English and Welsh Church will take place next weekend. An estimated 5,000 people will process behind the Blessed Sacrament through Liverpool’s streets, passing cocktail bars, cafes, a university and a recently
August 30, 2018
At Adoremus, thousands will take to the streets of Liverpool - including Protestant leaders
August 09, 2018
Mgr John Armitage is helping to lead an ambitious renewal project at England's best-loved shrine
August 09, 2018
Armitage has a track record in building institutions and the bishops wanted someone who could develop England’s national Marian shrine
July 19, 2018
Why the Lance of Longinus is at the centre of a national controversy The Armenian Apostolic Church, part of Oriental Orthodoxy, was the world’s first state church, established in AD 301. And it’s in crisis. For two months protesters have been calling for the resignation of its patriarch, Catholicos Karekin II. A sit-in protest in
July 12, 2018
Can the Church work with Mexico’s radical new president? The election of the left-wing populist Andrés Manuel López Obrador as Mexico’s president provoked widespread jubilation. Those celebrating in Mexico City cried tears of joy and brandished López Obrador merchandise: flags bearing his image, dolls stitched in his likeness. One supporter said: “I’ve been waiting for this
May 10, 2018
A church massacre has pushed a troubled country closer to the brink The bad old days have returned to Bangui. The capital of the Central African Republic was, until recently, a place of relative safety in a country largely controlled by armed gangs. Pope Francis made a two-day visit there, celebrating Mass and visiting a