SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
March 02, 2017
March 02, 2017
The Pope's prayer intentions for March have been released in a video message
March 02, 2017
Bishop joins other Christian leaders in denouncing 'exploitation of Christian culture'
March 02, 2017
Take a look inside this week's Catholic Herald
March 02, 2017
First Sunday of Lent Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7; Ps 51; Rom 5:12-19; Mt 4:1-11 (year a)  ‘The Lord God fashioned man of dust from the soil. Then he breathed into his nostrils a breath of life, and thus man became a living being.” The Genesis account of man’s creation and subsequent fall is more than primitive
March 02, 2017
This is a dangerous moment in the global struggle against clerical abuse. There is a growing perception that, after almost two decades of concerted effort, Rome is starting to backslide. Is there any truth in this? Not if you rely solely on information from the Holy See press office. At the start of the year,
March 02, 2017
✣ Pope criticises Christians leading a double life What happened? In a homily at morning Mass last week Pope Francis criticised Catholics who lead a double life. “There are those who say ‘I’m very Catholic, I always go to Mass, I belong to this association or another; but my life is not Christian. I don’t pay
March 02, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online Saving history from ISIS and the weather An American Benedictine monk is working to preserve ancient Christian and Muslim manuscripts, threatened by wars, theft, weather, and now by ISIS. Matteo Fagotto tells the story of Fr Columba Stewart at theatlantic.com. “As ISIS militants have destroyed countless artefacts, Stewart has attempted
March 02, 2017
The first new monastery since the Reformation has opened in the Diocese of Meath, in the east of Ireland. The Benedictine monastery, currently with eight monks, occupies Silverstream priory, the former residence of the Visitation Sisters, in Stamullen, Co Meath. The community came from Tulsa in the United States five years ago. Bishop Smith of
March 02, 2017
Irish Cardinal Desmond Connell, the retired Archbishop of Dublin, has died aged 90. Cardinal Connell’s accomplishments during his 16 years as head of the Archdiocese of Dublin were overshadowed by the Church’s slowness in coming to terms with the clerical sexual abuse scandals. During a Holy Thursday Mass, about two weeks before his retirement was
March 02, 2017
Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit an Anglican church in Rome. Francis took part in an evening liturgy at All Saints’ Anglican Church and blessed an icon of Christ the Saviour to commemorate the parish’s 200th anniversary. During a question-and-answer session with parishioners, the Pope said he and the Most Revd Justin Welby,
March 02, 2017
Cardinal Joseph Zen has said he fears the Vatican will betray the underground Church in China by pursuing a deal with the government. In an interview with LifeSiteNews, the Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong said he had written “many letters” to Pope Francis, pleading for him not to strike a deal with the Chinese government
March 02, 2017
A bishop who first arrived in Australia as a refugee has said that he suffered sexual abuse by a priest. Bishop Vincent Long Van Nguyen of Parramatta made the disclosure at a royal commission hearing in Sydney last week. “I was also a victim of sexual abuse by clergy when I first came to Australia,
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