SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
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The five nations with the most Catholics are Brazil, Mexico, Philippines, the United States and Italy
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The college has said that it adhered to safeguarding recommendations following accusations of abuse
April 06, 2017
Why the Catholic Church in Africa has flourished: unflinching fidelity to the teachings of Christ
April 06, 2017
Good Friday was bad long before it was good, at least from outward appearances. God was being crucified by all that can go bad in the world: pride, jealousy, distrust, wound, self-interest, sin. It’s no accident that the Gospels tell us that, as Jesus was dying, it grew dark in the middle of the day.
April 06, 2017
“It’s difficult to say ‘thy will be done’, but God plans all these things for the best, so I must be brave, along with other mothers and wives, who have lost in this dreadful war.” So wrote Bessie Walker of York in November 1918. Her husband of only six weeks had died in the final
April 06, 2017
Cryptic across 5 Hair we first cut to become monks (11) 7 Shandy he invented when on serious drugs (6) 8 To bug Military Intelligence is to return to the origin of republicanism by one in the Six counties (6) 9 Woman Paul knew (not to live with), in USA’s nothing but an Arizonan wonder!
April 06, 2017
Cardinal Nichols (Westminster) Tue: Chrism Mass, Westminster Cathedral, Victoria Street, London, SW1P 1LT, 12.00pm. Wed: Meeting with Bishops’ Conference Staff, London, SW1P 1QJ, 10.00am. Greets Westminster Cathedral RCIA candidates, Westminster Cathedral, Victoria Street, London, SW1P 1LT, 8.00pm. Thu: Mass of The Lord’s Supper, Westminster Cathedral, Victoria Street, London, SW1P 1LT, 6.00pm. Fri: Office of Readings,
April 06, 2017
1 Franciscan Friars of the Renewal visit St George’s Catholic Primary School in Sudbury, Middlesex, during a parish mission. 2 Students at Loreto Grammar School in Altrincham, Cheshire, host an Indian Night to raise funds for a trip to their sister schools in Calcutta. 3 Izabella Rogers, a Year 4 student at New Hall School
April 06, 2017
Ordinary Form Divine Office Week II Sunday, April 9: Palm Sunday Mt 21:1-11; Is 50:4-7; Ps 22; Phil 2:6-11; Mt 26:14-27:66 Monday, April 10: Monday of Holy Week Is 42:1-7; Ps 27; Jn 12:1-11 Tuesday, April 11: Tuesday of Holy Week Is 49:1-6; Ps 71; Jn 13:21-33, 36-38 Wednesday, April 12: Wednesday of Holy Week
April 06, 2017
The collapse of a confident Church It is Passiontide and autumn. I am in Australia, “the great southern land of the Holy Spirit”, as Benedict XVI described it when he came here for World Youth Day (WYD) in 2008. That was the last time I was here, and I vowed then that I would never make
April 06, 2017
Palm Sunday: Matthew 21:1-11 1 As Jesus and his disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to Bethphage at the Mount of Olives. There Jesus sent two of the disciples on ahead 2 with these instructions: “Go to the village there ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied up with her colt
April 06, 2017
Mother to her siblings St Gemma Galgani was born on March 12, 1878 in a small Italian town near Lucca in Tuscany. Her mother died when she was a child. After her father died, when she was 19, she effectively became a mother to her seven siblings. She was also devoted to the poor. Gemma
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