SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
June 22, 2017
June 22, 2017
We all have the potential to be enthroned as co-heirs with Christ
June 22, 2017
William of Orange's baton, lost during the 16th-century Dutch War of Independence, had been housed in a Jesuit convent in Spain
June 22, 2017
By January next year, the Pope will have visited nearly every country in South America - apart from his homeland
June 22, 2017
Take a look inside this week’s Catholic Herald
June 22, 2017
Tolkien and Housman had more in common than meets the eye
June 22, 2017
Cardinal Sarah's opponents have attacked his views and called for his sacking. His response has been a gracious silence
June 22, 2017
Canada's distinct history is one of religious pluralism, toleration and liberty
June 22, 2017
The writer Flannery O’Connor once quipped that “the Church’s motto is The Wrong Man for the Job”. She was expressing a common complaint among lay people: that the Church is not the most skilful manager of human resources. Parishes desperate for an energetic young priest instead receive an elderly one. Go-ahead clergy are sent to
June 22, 2017
✣  Tim Farron resigns amid conflict over faith What happened? Tim Farron, the leader of the Liberal Democrats, has stepped down after saying that, as a Christian, it was impossible to do his job. “To be a political leader – especially of a progressive, liberal party in 2017 – and to live as a committed
June 22, 2017
✣ Highlights from the week online The amazing devotion of African refugees In the National Catholic Register, Victor Gaetan spoke to Fr Linus Dragu, a priest with a ministry to migrants in Italy. In the last three years Fr Dragu has baptised more then 1,000 refugees from Africa – Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Niger, Kenya, Mali,
June 22, 2017
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, has defended the appointment of Nigel Biggar, an Anglican philosopher who has supported abortion up to 18 weeks, as a member. Archbishop Paglia told La Stampa he had not been aware of Professor Biggar’s views at the time of the appointment. He also said that
June 22, 2017
A culture of fear in Scotland discourages people from speaking openly about their faith, the head of a bishops’ conference agency has said. Anthony Horan, director of the bishops’ Catholic Parliamentary Office, told a committee at the Scottish Parliament: “My overriding concern is the culture of fear that runs right through society and which makes