SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
October 19, 2017
October 19, 2017
The restaurant opened in Shoreditch as part of Channel 5's ‘Bad Habits, Holy Orders’ series
October 19, 2017
Admitting to being religious is hazardous not only for academic reputations, but social ones too
October 19, 2017
He was celebrating 50 years of dialogue with the World Methodist Council
October 19, 2017
A new law allows Greeks over the age of 15 to change the gender listed on their identity cards
October 19, 2017
St John Paul II was a great theologian, but remarkably atonal in matters liturgical and artistic
October 19, 2017
Bl John Henry Newman teaches us to wait patiently for the good fruits of our labours
October 19, 2017
Campus censorship spells trouble for Christians – and it is being driven by professors, not students
October 19, 2017
The entrance to Kirkuk is guarded by a giant statue of a soldier with a gun slung over his shoulder. The 70ft-tall monument is the largest military statue in the Middle East. The soaring cement and iron structure was erected in honour of the Peshmerga, who seized the city in 2014 after the Iraqi army
October 19, 2017
✣ Pope: update Catechism on death penalty What happened? Pope Francis said that the death penalty “is, in itself, contrary to the Gospel.” At an event in the Vatican to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Catechism, Francis said that capital punishment is “inadmissible, because it attacks the inviolability and dignity of the person”. The Catechism
October 19, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online The patriarch who started a baby boom At the Institute for Family Studies website, the economist Lyman Stone explained how Patriarch Ilia II single-handedly started a baby boom in Georgia. The Orthodox leader promised to personally baptise and become a godfather to any third child (or higher) born to
October 19, 2017
The Foreign Office is to hold “urgent” talks with China after a Catholic human rights activist was denied entry to Hong Kong. Benedict Rogers, a long-standing critic of Beijing and a writer for the Catholic Herald, was turned away while attempting to visit friends in the city’s pro-democracy movement. The incident prompted protests among campaigners
October 19, 2017
BBC Bitesize has retracted the claim that the Church banned dissection in the Middle Ages after a complaint from an academic. The popular revision website had told GCSE students that “the Church played a big part in medical stagnation” partly by “forbidding the dissection of corpses”. Professor David Paton, who wrote a blogpost for catholicherald.co.uk