SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
October 20, 2016
October 20, 2016
The article in La Stampa is headlined 'Catholics who are anti-Francis but love Putin'
October 20, 2016
Lord Shinkwin's Bill will have its Second Reading on Friday in the House of Lords
October 20, 2016
Hilary Clinton said the Government had no right to interfere with women's personal decisions
October 20, 2016
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October 20, 2016
Prayers mark abortion provider’s ‘birthday’ A prayer vigil has been held at the headquarters of the International Planned Parenthood Federation in London. The event was one of over 100 coordinated by the international #ProtestPP Coalition in response to the abortion provider’s 100th anniversary. Syrian father: Church charity saved my life A Syrian man told Aid
October 20, 2016
There are currently numerous initiatives around the globe to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. In Estonia, as we report this week, visitors are being invited to desecrate an image of Our Blessed Lady. At the National Museum of Estonia, a virtual image of Our Lady of Graces appears on a screen in
October 20, 2016
✣ Clinton’s right-hand man tried to start Church ‘revolution’ What happened? Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief John Podesta helped to create groups to press for a “revolution” in the Catholic Church, according to leaked emails from 2012. In the emails, which WikiLeaks say are from Podesta’s Gmail account, he responded to an email from Barack Obama’s former
October 20, 2016
✣ Highlights from the week online An unsentimental writer’s love of God At First Thoughts, William Doino Jr reviewed Uncommon Grace, a documentary on the life of novelist and short story writer Flannery O’Connor. Given that O’Connor’s stories are “stern and unsentimental”, it is a pleasant surprise to discover “how endearing and childlike O’Connor’s faith was
October 20, 2016
Hundreds of people gathered in London’s Russian Orthodox cathedral on Sunday to witness the consecration of the building, conducted by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow. As many as 1000 people, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, attended the historic service at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God and All Saints in
October 20, 2016
The Catholic homeless charity Anchor House has won a major battle against HM Revenue and Customs concerning a VAT bill. The decision means that 25 new flats for homeless people in London can now be opened for use. Last year HMRC billed the homelessness charity £1 million in VAT for a property it owned in
October 20, 2016
Catholic Leaders have welcomed the release of 21 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, and urged the Nigerian government to prioritise the release of the remaining girls. Altogether 276 girls were kidnapped from a secondary school in Chibok in April 2014; 57 escaped the same day and one two years later. The release of 21 girls
October 20, 2016
The Pope Emeritus has praised worship ad orientem in a book which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the election of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. In his book extract, the retired Benedict XVI writes: “A shepherd of the flock of Jesus Christ is never oriented only to the circle of his own faithful. The community
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