SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
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August 03, 2018
Cardinal Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya said he has 'other things to do'
April 20, 2018
The Pope visited Alessano, southern Italy, the birthplace of Bishop Bello, whose Cause was opened in 2007
April 05, 2018
Feel Free by Zadie Smith, Hamish Hamilton, 464pp, £20 If you happen to work or live with someone who is uncommonly tall, it is unlikely that they preface many conversations with “Being a tall person…” Constantly reaffirming one’s own identity, or aspects of one’s physical appearance, is unnecessary. However, Zadie Smith, at least in this
March 01, 2018
Ordinary events are imbued with warmth and beauty in Lady Bird (cert 15, 94 mins, ★★★★★), a coming-of-age tale by Greta Gerwig. Her solo directorial debut is a finely judged period piece, which proves, as if there were any doubt, that it is already possible to be nostalgic about 2002. Teenager Christine (Saoirse Ronan) possesses
February 15, 2018
The Only Story by Julian Barnes, Jonathan Cape, 224pp, £17 In 1960s Surrey, teenager Paul meets Susan Macleod, a 48-year-old married mother of two, at his local tennis club, and the two begin a romantic relationship which is to last more than a decade. Paul’s recollection of events is “the only story” of the book’s
February 08, 2018
At least 10 people have died and hundreds more injured since Tuesday
January 30, 2018
Bishops warn the bill could leave priests and laypeople exposed to the claim they are foreign agents
January 25, 2018
It is almost impossible to talk about Darkest Hour, the new British-American film about Winston Churchill’s first month as Prime Minister in May 1940, without recalling last year’s Churchill or Dunkirk. That three major films about World War II have been released in quick succession (with Dunkirk triumphing at the box office) indicates that there
November 21, 2017
It is for the Church to 'defend the dignity of children in the digital age,' Bishop Sherrington said
November 15, 2017
Cardinal Quevedo condemned the attack in which a number of statues were set on fire
September 04, 2017
Forty-five per cent of British Catholics said that Catholicism was 'more different than similar' to Protestantism
September 04, 2017
The American cardinal's visit was at the request of Una Voce Scotland, an organisation dedicated to the heritage of the Latin rite
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