SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Mark Greaves

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May 02, 2018
A little more than five years ago, Mgr Leo Cushley was giving a newly elected Pope Francis a tour of the Apostolic Library, where popes usually receive heads of state. It was his responsibility to show Francis how it all worked and point out where the buzzer and the pens were. But when he returned
February 08, 2018
An attempt to clarify the cardinal's comments has only created more confusion
December 07, 2017
A piano teacher with no theological training has found unlikely fame - and plenty of critics - after his defence of Amoris Laetitia
December 07, 2017
Stephen Walford was a 20-year-old music student at Bristol University when he experienced what he calls “demonic interference”. He was praying on his own in church one evening in November. Something hadn’t felt right the moment he walked in – it seemed as if he was being watched. Later, when he opened his eyes, he
June 29, 2017
Cardinal Nichols (Westminster) Sun: Celebration of Mass at Ss Peter and Paul, 5 Amwell Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 1UL, 9.45am. Tue: Standing Committee, Eccleston Square, London, SW1V, 12.00pm. Mass of Welcome for the Nuncio, Westminster Cathedral, Victoria Street, London, SW1P 1LT, 5.30pm. Wed: Standing Committee, Eccleston Square, London, SW1V, 9.30am. Celebration of Mass for 120th
June 22, 2017
William of Orange's baton, lost during the 16th-century Dutch War of Independence, had been housed in a Jesuit convent in Spain
May 11, 2017
I’m just back from a few days in Rome with 39 pupils from St Columba’s High School in Gourock, where I’m currently chaplain. Anyone who’s been involved in school trips will be familiar with the acute sleep deprivation, the tearful, attention-seeking outbursts and the occasional brush with the authorities (and that’s just the adults). Thankfully,
January 26, 2017
Sister Agnes Walsh's heroism has long been overlooked – her own family learned the full story only last year
January 26, 2017
Fr John Luke Gregory said Syrians were seeking to return to ordinary life
August 04, 2016
The martyr, who was assassinated while celebrating Mass, is suggested as patron saint at WYD to be held in Panama
February 11, 2016
Abortion is no answer to the threat of Zika SIR – Your article on Zika (News Focus, February 5) raises some important issues, not least your welcome emphasis on the importance of good public health measures. The same mosquito that spreads Zika spreads dengue and chikungunya fever, and we are highly unlikely to see it
January 13, 2016
Oscar Romero: Prophet of Hopeby Roberto Morozzo della Rocca, DLT, £10 Roberto Morozzo Della Rocca refers to a paradox associated with Blessed Oscar Romero: “Any action by Romero had strong political repercussions but that does not mean he intended to engage in politics.” Romero was, first and last, a priest even when he saw his