SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
June 09, 2016
June 09, 2016
The Diocese of Northampton was dismissed as the 'dead diocese' until the arrival of Bishop Arthur Riddell
June 09, 2016
Despite some mysterious statements in canon law, the truth is that nothing can ever erase one's Baptism
June 09, 2016
Take a look inside this week's Catholic Herald
June 09, 2016
From the point of view of religion, Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Clay) must have seemed a divisive figure in his prime. From the age of 17, he eschewed the Christian faith of his family to embrace the Nation of Islam, an esoteric cult which seemed to mirror the ideas of apartheid. Under the leadership of
June 09, 2016
The Day for Life, celebrated on Sunday June 19, is an opportunity to give prayerful thanks for the wonderful gift of life from God and to raise awareness about how best to care for and build communities where every human person is given the possibility to reach their full potential. Like an exciting adventure story,
June 09, 2016
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is not short of titles. She is Queen of 15 countries (including Canada, the Solomon Islands, Jamaica, Belize and Australia) as well as the United Kingdom; Defender of the Faith; a Countess, a Duchess (of Edinburgh) and four times Duke (eg of Lancaster and Normandy); Lord of Mann; sovereign of
June 09, 2016
As a Missionary of Mercy for the jubilee year, I have preached more about mercy these past months than I otherwise would, in various places to diverse congregations. From this pastoral work I have gained a better appreciation that God grants His mercy in different ways, adapted to the difference among souls. To put it
June 09, 2016
April 1944, occupied Crete. As dawn breaks, General Heinrich Kreipe stares at Mount Ida and murmurs some opening lines from Horace: “Vides ut alta stet nive candidum Soracte…” (Do you see how Soracte stands there with its blanket of deep snow?) The young English officer sitting next to him – for Kreipe has been captured by
June 09, 2016
Oh, not again! Please, dear Lord, not again! That was all I could think when the priest of my local Catholic church announced last week that he would be gone by the weekend. That’s the fourth in seven years and two lasted only a year. When I began going to the Church of the Holy
June 09, 2016
Mercy recognises that life is short and there is no time to waste in making amends, Pope Francis said while leading thousands of priests at a retreat in Rome last week. “That is why it is so important to forgive completely,” he said, and let go of paralysing self-pity so that mercy can “get its
June 09, 2016
A panel of legal experts is to advise the Pope on whether to remove a religious superior or bishop from office for failing to protect children and vulnerable adults from sex abuse. The new measures were announced in a motu proprio from the Pope. Vatican offices will continue to investigate claims of negligence on the
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