SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Thomas Caddick

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December 01, 2020
The precedent set by recent church service bans has already begun to signal its totalitarian potential.
October 30, 2020
An opportunity to evangelise - or a distraction from the Real Presence?
October 26, 2020
The confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court remains on course as the Senate approaches this evening’s final vote. On Sunday, Senators voted 51-48 to advance Judge Barrett’s nomination with near uniform Republican support, justifying Mitch McConnell’s earlier claim on the final day of confirmation hearings that “we have the votes”. However,
October 16, 2020
St John’s Seminary in Wonersh, Guildford, is ceasing its formation of seminarians, who will be re-located to Allen Hall for the remainder of their studies. Wonersh, the principal seminary for the Archdiocese of Southwark and the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, has been training men for the priesthood since 1891. In a statement issued by
October 15, 2020
Alton Towers Resort has defended its sale of Ouija boards and other occult items after a formal complaint was made. Both Ouija boards and Ouija skulls were recently available to purchase in the Halloween display at Gloomy Wood, a small “gothic” area of the Staffordshire theme park. A complaint was made by Wendy McCann, a
October 07, 2020
The SNP MP Margaret Ferrier attended Mass and read to the congregation the day after taking a coronavirus test in response to symptoms. Ferrier has faced calls to stand down from Parliament since it emerged last week that she had travelled 400 miles on a train from London to Glasgow despite having already received a
September 29, 2020
In America magazine, John Carr, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, recently offered a Catholic case for voting Democrat. Carr would “vote for Mr Biden for what he can do to help us recover and heal, lift up those left behind, ensure health care for all and
September 29, 2020
Catholics find themselves between a rock and a hard place
September 29, 2020
Two Catholic missionary sisters held for over three weeks by Islamic State-affiliated rebels in Mozambique were freed on September 6. The Sisters of St Joseph of Chambéry announced with “deep gratitude” that two Brazilian members of their order, Sr Maria Inez Leite Ramos and Sr Eliane Costa Santana, were released without harm 24 days after
September 21, 2020
A rare early edition of William Shakespeare’s last play, The Two Noble Kinsmen, has been recovered from Royal Scots College in Salamanca, Spain. Dr John Stone, a University of Barcelona researcher working on the Scottish economist Adam Smith, recovered the volume in the Scots college library. Royal Scots College is a seminary for the Catholic
September 16, 2020
They also asked voters to consider the impacts of cannabis on the "young and vulnerable" when voting in the parallel referendum on cannabis legalisation
September 04, 2020
The survival of the thousands of artefacts recently recovered from the attic of Oxburgh Hall is remarkable