SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
January 04, 2018
January 04, 2018
Mormon President Thomas Monson died on Tuesday at the age of 90
January 04, 2018
A silent majority of bishops agree, but one can appreciate why they haven't spoken out
January 04, 2018
Seventy men from over 20 dioceses form one community. Seminary is unique, and so much more than I anticipated
January 04, 2018
And it has nothing to do with female priests and deacons
January 04, 2018
The solution is staring the bishops in the face
January 04, 2018
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January 04, 2018
The West – and especially the United States – is living through what the political scientist Samuel Huntington called an era of “creedal passion”. This is a volatile period in which the gap between ideals and institutions is glaring. Reformers arise, seeking to bridge the chasm, but encounter ferocious opposition. Quarrelsome and divisive voices dominate.
January 04, 2018
✣ US cardinal at centre of abuse crisis dies What happened? Cardinal Bernard Law, who resigned as Archbishop of Boston when it became clear he had knowingly transferred priests accused of sexually abusing children, died last month at the age of 86. Cardinal Sodano, as dean of the College of Cardinals, celebrated the funeral Mass at
January 04, 2018
✣ Highlights from the week online Behind the scenes of a papal press conference At Crux, CNN’s Vatican correspondent Delia Gallagher lifted the lid on papal press conferences. The journalists are split into five language groups, Gallagher explained: Italian, English, French, Spanish and German. “Each group must agree on one or two questions for the
January 04, 2018
Parishioners at a Welsh church have expressed dismay after being told in a Christmas letter that their church will close in February. Bishop Peter Brignall of Wrexham told parishioners at St Michael and All Angels in Conwy that their 100-year-old church would be closing because of a lack of priests. The letter also said that
January 04, 2018
Catholics need to be wary of the “lies” that flourish online, Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury has said. “The internet, which has a great potential for uniting and informing, can now be a place where people are threatened, exploited, addicted and misled,” the bishop said in his Midnight Mass homily. “Pope Francis has reflected on
January 04, 2018
The Pope Emeritus has hailed Cardinal Gerhard Müller for defending the “clear traditions of the faith”. His intervention came in a preface to a book of essays honouring Cardinal Müller. Until last year the cardinal had served as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith but Pope Francis chose not to renew
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