SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016
African society is often mocked for its polygamous practices but this pagan cultural form has its roots in a pro-life mentality
May 19, 2016
Francis said it was a mortal sin to exploit workers for cheap labour
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Cardinal Bagnasco said same-sex unions had been put on a par with marriage and the difference was one of vocabulary
May 19, 2016
Here are four shrines that are flourishing
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The internet has brought a golden age of evangelical opportunity. Atheists share the same soapbox – but that should not deter us
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In the 1980s I was a leading member of the racist National Front. Catholicism brought me out of the darkness – it can do the same for Europe
May 19, 2016
Trinity Sunday: Prov 8:22-31; Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15 (Year C)
May 19, 2016
When Pope Francis mused aloud that a commission to study the question of deaconesses would be “useful”, he provoked some excited reactions. “This news fills me with immense joy,” tweeted the author Fr James Martin SJ. In some quarters it was mooted that this might be a “first step” towards women’s ordination. (How this could
May 19, 2016
Italy’s civil unions bill ‘a defeat for the family’ Archbishop Bruno Forte of Chieti-Vasto has said the approval of a bill granting legal recognition to couples outside marriage was a “defeat for democracy and family life”, as the Italian government had avoided “free and open debate” on the issue. Marchers’ plea: resist scourge of euthanasia
May 19, 2016
A Chinese bishop who ministered secretly to Catholics for decades has died aged 90. Bishop Thomas Zhang Huaixin of Anyang was openly installed in 2004 on the proviso that he did not have to join the state-approved Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association. Ucanews.com reported that Coadjutor Bishop Joseph Zhang Yinlin, 45, automatically succeeds him, according to
May 19, 2016
Pope Francis has said that the historical role of female deacons needs to be studied and that he will ask the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) whether such research has been carried out. At a meeting with heads of women’s religious orders from around the world, the Pope was asked whether he
May 19, 2016
Dutch medics performed euthanasia on a sex abuse victim who could not live with the memories of the ordeal she suffered as a girl. The woman, who was in her 20s, was given a lethal injection after battling severe psychiatric problems for 15 years. She had suffered from “treatment-resistant” post-traumatic stress disorder, anorexia, flashbacks, hallucinations,