SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
January 01, 1970
January 01, 1970
Was Jesus a tragic figure? The Crucifixion was certainly as brutal and bloody as anything in Sophocles or Shakespeare. It was the kind of death which the ancient Romans reserved mostly for political rebels, and the point was to humiliate its victims as well as torture them. Look how helpless you are when up against
January 01, 1970
Where would you go? Ethiopia. I want to see those underground Churches in Lalibela. As a South African, I’ve always had interest in African art, artefact and jewellery and the Ethopians dress in the most wonderful way. Their modern jewellery, made out of recycled glass, and their traditional stuff is just heavenly. John, my husband,
January 01, 1970
Was Jesus a tragic figure? The Crucifixion was certainly as brutal and bloody as anything in Sophocles or Shakespeare. It was the kind of death which the ancient Romans reserved mostly for political rebels, and the point was to humiliate its victims as well as torture them. Look how helpless you are when up against
January 01, 1970
Where would you go? Ethiopia. I want to see those underground Churches in Lalibela. As a South African, I’ve always had interest in African art, artefact and jewellery and the Ethopians dress in the most wonderful way. Their modern jewellery, made out of recycled glass, and their traditional stuff is just heavenly. John, my husband,
January 01, 1970
Catholics at the Diocese of Malindi in Kenya, Africa have taken the Blessed Sacrament for the first time in five years.
January 01, 1970
Where would you go? Ethiopia. I want to see those underground Churches in Lalibela. As a South African, I’ve always had interest in African art, artefact and jewellery and the Ethopians dress in the most wonderful way. Their modern jewellery, made out of recycled glass, and their traditional stuff is just heavenly. John, my husband,
January 01, 1970
A friend of mine lost her father to Covid the other day, but long before he died he had only been able to see his family through the window of his care home. It was to protect other residents and staff, of course, but it was a lonely end to life for the father of
January 01, 1970
Thirtieth Sunday of the Year Exodus 22: 20-26; 1 Thessalonians 1: 5-10; Matthew 22: 34-40 “To disconcert him one (of the pharisees) put a question to Jesus. ‘Master, which is the greatest commandment of the Law?’ ” The repeated clashes between Jesus and the pharisees can be interpreted as a commentary on a frequently overlooked
January 01, 1970
Across the United States, Catholic sisters are encouraging people to sign up to vote. Humility of Mary Sister Ann McManamon, the director of Dorothy Day House of Hospitality in Youngstown Ohio, has her volunteers registering votes to vote three days a week, according to a piece by Global Sisters Report. Though the numbers they have
January 01, 1970
Violence comes in many forms, but its goal is always control, Bishop Mark E. Brennan of Wheeling-Charleston said in his homily at the fourth annual national vigil Mass marking October as of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Violence in the home, Bishop Brennan said, is common, not sporadic like epidemics. Whether it is physical, verbal, emotional,
January 01, 1970
Recovery will not be easy as children start returning to schools that are very different
January 01, 1970
China must not dictate what is taught in schools