SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
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December 19, 2020
The bishop established the Ember Days for a diocesan year of vocations, and granted a partial indulgence to their observance, in a Nov. 19 decree.
May 19, 2020
Acedia may be less well-known than other vices, but it is no less spiritually dangerous
May 14, 2020
Like many mysteries of the Catholic faith, the Ascension seems to raise more questions than it answers. Two theologians answer some burning Ascension-related questions.
May 08, 2020
Many dioceses in the US are slowly re-opening Masses to the public
April 03, 2020
When the plague struck the Italian city of Milan and the surrounding area in the 1570s, St Charles Borromeo, then a cardinal, became well-known for his efforts to remind people of their faith in a time of sickness and death
April 02, 2020
Fr Nicanor Austriaco said he sees reason to hope that the drug hydroxychloroquine could be used to treat the coronavirus
March 20, 2020
Quarantined Sunday: How can families keep the day holy when Masses are cancelled?
March 18, 2020
How priests are continuing to offer Confession at a time of social distancing
March 11, 2020
Fourteen Holy Helpers - Catholics saints, all but one of whom were early martyrs - came to be invoked by Catholics against the plague and other misfortunes
March 03, 2020
The Catholic bishops of Minnesota have published guidelines regarding gender identity and Catholic schools, emphasizing the Catholic mission of schools and the Church’s doctrinal teaching on sexuality and identity
January 20, 2020
Every year on the feast of St. Sebastian, a young man from the Spanish village of Piornal dons a suit covered in colourful strips of cloth. He puts on a large, coned-shaped monster mask, and a head covering with long horns – along with plenty of protective gear underneath. Once dressed, the monster, called Jarramplas,
November 05, 2019
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has canceled their invitation for Bishop Michael Bransfield, former head of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, to attend their upcoming annual fall meeting due to allegations of sexual abuse and financial misconduct. Chieko Noguchi, the director of public affairs for the USCCB, confirmed that Bransfield had been disinvited from