SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Simon Caldwell

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December 27, 2020
"[O]ne of the things I enjoy most in what I do is learning and analysing older traditions and expressing them again." - Daniel Mitsui, artist
November 25, 2020
‘A lot of people nowadays want to come to a decision – not only on criminal matters – without giving people the benefit of the doubt’
October 16, 2020
Pope Francis has spoken about finding God “in the messiness of life”. It’s a phrase that resonates with Gerry Flanagan. In the early 1980s, Flanagan was a young man looking for ways to live out his faith. But he was turned off by many movements within the Church: they came across, he recalls, as “talking
September 25, 2020
The televised final of Myanmar’s Got Talent last year featured a mesmerising performance by Erasmus – the stage name of the American magician Angelo Stagnaro. Erasmus began his act by randomly selecting a volunteer: he did this by throwing 10 paper aeroplanes into the audience, one of which contained a message to come to the
September 15, 2020
Catholic bishops said they were disappointed by figures showing abortions in England and Wales were at their highest recorded level
August 27, 2020
This summer is a unique one for teachers: they are preparing their classrooms for the first full intake of pupils since schools were emptied following the lockdown in March. Among them is Michael Merrick, the executive head teacher of two Catholic primary schools in Cumbria. “We want to get the kids back into school,” he
August 13, 2020
The Catholic Church has asked the UK government to give extra cash to religious charities to prevent them from going bust as the country crashed officially into recession
July 23, 2020
The Catholic Church has failed to defend Christians effectively, partly because it historically accepted persecution as part of its "community story," a Vatican official has said
June 26, 2020
For Jeremy McLellan, a rising stand-up star, comedy is a Christian vocation. ‘I think I am funnier since I converted,’ he tells Simon Caldwell
June 04, 2020
Two English bishops say they "stand in solidarity" with anti-racism protests in the United States, declaring that "racism is an evil which must be opposed."
May 15, 2020
Professor Patrick Pullicino has been a doctor almost all of his adult life. He formally retired from the NHS five years ago when he turned 65, but continued to see patients for nearly four more years. A widower for a decade or so, he finally stepped aside from medicine to seek ordination as a priest
April 29, 2020
There is "no absolute duty" to boycott any vaccine produced with the help of cells from aborted babies, a Catholic researcher has said
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