SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
William Newton

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December 30, 2020
Not only does human society come from God, but so also does its purpose and the authority needed for it to attain its purpose.
May 15, 2020
When, in 431 AD, the Council of Ephesus proclaimed Mary as Mother of God (Theotokos), it was interested more in defending the truth about Christ than in the secondary, but happy, side-effect of promoting the veneration of Mary. “Mother of God” is a litmus test for orthodox thinking about Christ. Whichever way we turn, “Mother
April 09, 2020
What is God’s providence? All creatures come from nothing and, left to their own devices, would inevitably and instantly fall back into nothingness. Consequently, God must, right here and right now, be sustaining me, you, and every other created thing in existence. God’s activity is both current and all pervasive. This observation alone is enough
February 28, 2019
One of the alarming effects of living in a society less and less beholden to traditional Christian morality is that many Catholics find themselves in situations where they are closely associated with practices they find abhorrent. Taxes go to fund abortions, the stores we patronise sell pornographic magazines or books, teachers are required to teach
March 07, 2013
The Capuchin with a gentle heart