SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
December 02, 2016
December 02, 2016
The 'it's just a clump of cells' argument, while repeatedly applied to humans, has not yet been mentioned in the bovine debate
December 02, 2016
The Church has described the bill as a 'serious infringement of democratic principles'
December 02, 2016
Pope Francis also lamented 'brain drain' caused by bright students leaving poor countries
December 02, 2016
A mob attacked Christian homes in Egypt merely because of a rumour that a church might be built
December 02, 2016
Fr Stanley Rother is the first martyr to be born in the United States
December 02, 2016
The Rwandan genocide took place in 1994, more than two decades ago. Some 800,000 Tutsi and moderate Hutu were murdered by Hutu extremists. Like all genocides, this one was long in the making, and there is clear evidence that it was planned, rather than a spontaneous outbreak of ethnic violence. Many sought refuge in Catholic
December 02, 2016
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December 02, 2016
✣ Highlights from the week online In Advent, look to the prayer of the Church At Charlotte Was Both, Amy Welborn suggested that during Advent, we should remember that we are not just individuals, but part of the Church. “When Jesus promised the presence of the Spirit, he did not take individuals aside and say, “I’m
December 02, 2016
Ukip has elected a pro-life Catholic as its new leader. Paul Nuttall, MEP for North West England, gained 62.6 per cent of party members’ votes. Mr Nuttall, 39, is a practising Catholic. Last year he told the Tablet: “On moral issues, we, more than any other political party, are more in line with Catholic thought.
December 02, 2016
Archbishop Leo Cushley has unveiled a GPS-powered Mass and Confession finding app. The Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh announced the launch of the Catholic App outside St Peter’s Basilica. “This is a little bit of smart technology that could make a big impact on how the Catholic Church brings the mercy of God and
December 02, 2016
The Bishops of Rwanda have asked forgiveness for Catholics’ role in the 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 people – mostly ethnic Tutsis – were killed. The bishops published a pastoral letter to coincide with the end of the Year of Mercy. All the bishops in the country signed the three-page document, which they
December 02, 2016
Everyone experiences doubts about their faith occasionally – “I have many times,” Pope Francis said – but such doubts can be “a sign that we want to know God better and more deeply”. “We do not need to be afraid of questions and doubts, because they are the beginning of a path of knowledge and
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