SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
March 03, 2016
March 03, 2016
A sneak preview of this week's Catholic Herald
March 03, 2016
Doctors need to show that surgery can resolve psychological distress
March 03, 2016
The relationship between Church and State in Russia is far too close
March 03, 2016
Fourth Sunday of Lent: Jos 5:9-12; 2 Cor 5:17-21; Lk 15:1-3 & 11-32 (year c)
March 03, 2016
Review: Edmund Campion by Gerard Kilroy, Ashgate, £80
March 03, 2016
Virtual reality headsets are being heralded as the future of communication. They could give seekers an awe-inspiring introduction to the Church
March 03, 2016
Without Catholics the European Union might never have existed, but today some see it as a godless superpower that’s past its sell-by date
March 03, 2016
✣ Highlights from the week online Fasting hurts I hate fasting, says Fr Ray Blake. “I get grumpy, I always feel cold and then ill, I get headaches and find it difficult to concentrate and consequently I get easily distracted in and from prayer.” St Thomas Aquinas says that among the reasons for fasting are
March 03, 2016
✣ Cardinal Pell grilled over abuse response What happened? Cardinal George Pell has made his third appearance before Australia’s royal commission on child abuse. Speaking for four hours on a video link from Rome, the cardinal said the Church had made “enormous mistakes”. But he said it was “nonsense” to suggest that he had known
March 03, 2016
Two images of Pope Francis have circulated widely on the web in recent days. In the first, the Holy Father sits alone in a row of scarlet and gold chairs in the hangar-like Paul VI Audience Hall. Behind him curial officials chat away merrily, apparently oblivious to him. The brilliant priest-blogger Fr Ray Blake says
March 03, 2016
SIR – I venture to suggest that 2016 will prove to be a date as important in the history of Britain as 410 AD (the withdrawal of Roman imperial governance from Britain) and 1066. No one should underestimate the importance of the referendum on June 23. Whether we vote to stay in or to leave
March 03, 2016
It is said that the British regard the National Health Service as the nearest thing to a state religion – though those who make such a claim might be informed that the United Kingdom already has a state religion, i.e the Church of England. Of which the monarch, Elizabeth II, is the supreme governor. But