SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
March 08, 2018
March 08, 2018
He was a 'master of words mastered by The Word'
March 08, 2018
On March 25th, one woman changed the course of all human history by saying yes to God
March 08, 2018
The 'Vatican Hackathon' involves computer programmers trying to find solutions to specific problems
March 08, 2018
America's response to the mass shooting in Florida is disappointing
March 08, 2018
Papal allies constantly urge Pope Francis to remove the cardinal. But he has good reasons not to
March 08, 2018
The Pope tried to bypass Vatican norms in pursuit of reform. How far has he succeeded?
March 08, 2018
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March 08, 2018
In the city of Yining in north-west China local Catholics built a soaring church. Beneath two red, blue and gold striped domes stood two statues. Between them rose a giant cross. At least, it did until February 27. That was when officials descended on the church, tearing down the domes, the saints and the cross.
March 08, 2018
✣ Vatican condemns new forms of old heresies What happened? The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a new letter, Placuit Deo, on the subject of salvation. The letter, approved by Pope Francis, argues that modern culture has difficulty in understanding that Jesus is “the only Saviour”. The letter suggests that “two ancient heresies”,
March 08, 2018
✣ Highlights from the week online Has Poland crafted a baby boom? At firstthings.com, Lyman Stone examined the impact of a new policy from Poland’s Law and Justice party, which is trying to boost the country’s birth rate. Since 2015, the state gives Polish families “500 złotys, or about $150, per month for every child
March 08, 2018
A Yorkshireman has created a map pinpointing the birthplaces of nearly 300 martyrs of the English Reformation. The map, put together by Graeme Garvey, 63, of Pocklington in the Yorkshire Wolds, shows a density of Catholic martyrs in the holy hotspots of Yorkshire, Lancashire and Oxfordshire. But it also demonstrates the wide geographical sweep of
March 08, 2018
The number of Catholic weddings in England and Wales has fallen dramatically in the last 25 years, according to new figures obtained from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) by the Daily Mail. In 2015, the most recent year for which statistics have been recorded, there were 7,001 Catholic weddings – less than a third
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