SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
March 09, 2017
March 09, 2017
A Francis resignation seems unlikely – but then he is the 'Pope of surprises'
March 09, 2017
The actual practice of abortion clinics is far more permissive than politicians will admit
March 09, 2017
Take a look inside this week's Catholic Herald
March 09, 2017
At times, Roy Hattersley’s account may make readers ashamed to be English
March 09, 2017
William Herebert was one of the first people to turn Latin hymns into English poetry
March 09, 2017
A lot of lessons can be learnt about population control from horse manure
March 09, 2017
For 50 years, the truth about Pius XII’s battle against Nazism has been suppressed. But new evidence makes his heroism undeniable
March 09, 2017
Sixty years ago this month, six leaders signed a treaty that changed Europe. Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany approved the Treaty of Rome beneath the tapestries of the Palazzo dei Conservatori on the Capitoline Hill. A printing delay meant that leaders did not sign the treaty text itself, but rather a
March 09, 2017
✣ Abuse survivor quits Vatican commission What happened? The last remaining abuse survivor on the Vatican’s Commission for the Protection of Minors has resigned. Marie Collins said she could not remain in her position given “the reluctance of some in the Vatican Curia to implement recommendations or cooperate”. For instance, Collins said, the commission’s guidelines on
March 09, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online Pro-lifers must beware how they wield truth Alexi Sargeant of First Things identified a “danger” for the pro-life movement: being too economical with the truth. For instance, pro-lifers sometimes overstate “the statistical connection between abortion and clinical depression – rather than simply share stories of real women experiencing post-abortion grief,
March 09, 2017
The BBC has provoked a backlash by asking whether it was “appropriate” for an MP to wear her ashes at a House of Commons select committee hearing. A post on the BBC Politics Facebook page asked: “Was it appropriate for this MP to go to work with a cross on her head?” The Rt Reverend
March 09, 2017
Government plans to make sex education compulsory in all schools have been condemned by a pro-life charity but welcomed by the Catholic Education Service. The move would make sex and relationships education part of the national curriculum. The Government has not announced what this will mean in practice, and will not do so until a
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