SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
September 01, 2016
September 01, 2016
In countries where priests face the constant risk of violent crime, they still go out, they still take risks. As in Kenya and elsewhere, so in Britain
September 01, 2016
The Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development has easily the most political portfolio in the curia
September 01, 2016
Take a look inside this week's Catholic Herald
September 01, 2016
The 23rd Sunday of the Year: Wis 9: 13-18 Phlm 9-10, 12-17, Lk 14: 25-33 (year c)
September 01, 2016
In my journey to the Catholic Church, I realised that liberal Christianity and religious cultural conservatism have a common flaw
September 01, 2016
How could Mother Teresa be so universally loved when she resisted all the progressive trends?
September 01, 2016
Working at her side as the West prepared for war with Saddam Hussein, I saw her dread as she glimpsed the future of Middle Eastern Christianity
September 01, 2016
Mother Teresa lived the latter part of her life in the global media glare. But the secrets of her soul remained invisible to all but a few. In the West a sentimental view of her took hold. Many regarded her as a wonderful little nun with a touchingly simple relationship with God. But this cosy
September 01, 2016
✣ Highlights from the week online Abdication anxiety Vatican commentator Sandro Magister reported on two eminent critics of Benedict XVI’s decision to take the title pope emeritus. The first was Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, “who spoke out in tough critical terms not only against the figure of the ‘pope emeritus’ but also against the goodness of Ratzinger’s
September 01, 2016
✣ Trump adviser provokes row with Catholics What happened? Donald Trump’s presidential campaign CEO has accused US Catholics of only being in favour of immigration to boost Church membership. “I understand why Catholics want as many Hispanics in this country as possible, because the Church is dying in this country if it was not for the
September 01, 2016
Mother Teresa booklet sent to Surrey parishes A booklet about Mother Teresa will be distributed in all Surrey parishes this weekend. Mother Teresa visited Surrey schools and spoke in Guildford cathedral in 1974. The booklet and website MotherTeresaInSurrey.org were the idea of Mgr Barry Wymes. Masses for Italy held in Scottish cathedrals Masses for Italian
September 01, 2016
The trustees of Ireland’s national seminary have agreed to bring in a policy to protect whistleblowers after serious allegations were made about life in the college. The statement followed a decision by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin to remove his students from St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, after publicly raising misgivings about the life and governance