SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
January 25, 2018
January 25, 2018
Pedro Ballester 'touched the lives of many', Archbishop Arthur Roche said at a funeral attended by more than 500 mourners
January 25, 2018
They will keep the line 'lead us not into temptation' as it is to maintain unity with other Christian denominations
January 25, 2018
Never mind integralism. The Church and its members can show civil society the path out of the present crisis
January 25, 2018
The Church needs urgent reform and renewal, but there are many signs of hope
January 25, 2018
Latin Americans have been defecting to Protestantism for decades. Now many are rejecting organised religion altogether
January 25, 2018
England's great pilgrimage site now has a gin distillery inspired by the Faith
January 25, 2018
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January 25, 2018
The papal visit to Chile confirmed beyond all doubt that the Church has failed to grasp the global dimensions of the abuse crisis. This failure began long before Pope Francis’s dismissive comments about Chilean abuse survivors last week, when he described accusations that a bishop had covered up a paedophile priest’s crimes as “calumny”. Under
January 25, 2018
✣ Pope makes difficult trip to Chile and Peru What happened? Pope Francis has rebuked Chilean abuse survivors who accused Bishop Juan Barros of covering up sexual abuse. On his trip to Chile, the Pope had said: “There is not one piece of evidence against him. It is calumny. Is that clear?” On the flight home,
January 25, 2018
✣ Highlights from the week online Seeking the causes for the exodus of youth It’s one of the most important, and least-understood subjects: why young people stop practising the Faith. Now an in-depth study, from St Mary’s Press and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, has interviewed 214 lapsed Catholics
January 25, 2018
The bishop of Paisley has defended the choice of Nicola Sturgeon as the speaker at this year’s Cardinal Winning lecture. The invitation, made by the University of Glasgow, provoked dismay because of the First Minister’s support for abortion. Last year her government agreed to fund abortions for pregnant women from Northern Ireland. Cardinal Winning, a
January 25, 2018
English and Scottish bishops have welcomed “positive aspects” of a treaty between Britain and Francis to speed up the processing of migrants at Calais. The Sandhurst Treaty aims to cut the processing time from six months to one month and to 25 days for children. But Westminster Auxiliary Bishop Paul McAleenan and Bishop William Nolan