SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
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July 28, 2016
A photographer has created a beautiful tribute to the 'radical love' of women living eremitical lives
July 28, 2016
Take a look inside this week's Catholic Herald
July 28, 2016
The Eighteenth Sunday of the Year: Eccl 1:2 & 2:21-23; Col 3:1-5 & 9-11; Lk 12:13-21 (year c)
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Review: Afterlife by Philip C Almond
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The Pope Emeritus stating there is no unpublished secret has only fuelled the Fatima rumour machine
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After the Brexit vote, Britain's politicians are scrambling around for ideas. They should begin with Pope Leo XIII's masterpiece Rerum Novarum
July 28, 2016
Prince Harry has been doing a lot of good works in recent times – he’s very dedicated to the cause of injured soldiers – and now he has joined his brother and sister-in-law in a mental health charity, Heads Together. In promoting mental health, Harry has referred to his regrets in not talking about his
July 28, 2016
Šiauliai, Lithuania The Hill of the Crosses, near Šiauliai in northern Lithuania, is one of the most moving places of pilgrimage anywhere. For here the indomitable Catholic faith of the Lithuanian people survived first the Russification policies of the 19th-century tsars, and then the totalitarian atheism of the Soviet empire. The Soviet empire razed the
July 28, 2016
Ten years ago, the British embassy to the Holy See seemed as if it was on its way out. The ambassador arrived in Rome via Ryanair with no one to meet him. He had to take the infamous number 64 bus to the Vatican. Then, much to the chagrin of the Holy See, the offices
July 28, 2016
When I was in Rome at the end of May, Benedict XVI issued an important statement in response to scurrilous material published on the internet. An online story had suggested that he had, some years ago, told a friend in conversation that there was an unpublished secret about Fatima. This would have meant that he
July 28, 2016
Last summer, I saw a notice in the Catholic press about Pope Francis’s desire to commission priests, possessing the approval of their bishop or superior, from dioceses and institutes as “Missionaries of Mercy” who would become visible signs and instruments of the Holy Year of Mercy. When I asked my bishop what he thought, he
July 28, 2016
The referendum campaign majored on the idea of “getting back control of our country”. It is quite unclear what that meant in a world where even the greatest powers accept some curbing of their sovereignty, but it clearly struck a powerful resonance in England and Wales; that was not the case in Northern Ireland and
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