SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
May 31, 2018
May 31, 2018
Archbishop Henryk Hoser will be apostolic visitor to the site for an indefinite period
May 31, 2018
Hawaiian Catholics explain how they are struggling to cope as Mount Kilauea erupts
May 31, 2018
A picture of the priest kneeling while a bishop prayed for him across a fence went viral this week
May 31, 2018
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May 31, 2018
The outcome of last Friday’s abortion referendum in Ireland was not surprising. Every poll conducted beforehand found a majority in favour of repealing the Eighth Amendment, which protects the rights of both the mother and unborn child. For years abortion campaigners and a compliant media had softened up public opinion with a relentless focus on
May 31, 2018
✣ ✣ German row over Communion goes global What happened? Several senior churchmen in North America and Africa weighed in on a dispute among German bishops about Communion for Protestants. A majority of Germany’s bishops support proposed guidelines allowing Protestant spouses of Catholics to receive Holy Communion under certain conditions – most notably, that they “affirm
May 31, 2018
✣ Highlights from the week online How a phone call from the Pope saved a baby A woman has described how she decided to keep her baby after a phone call from Pope Francis. She told her story to Credere, an Italian Catholic publication. It was then picked up by aleteia.org. Anna, as the woman was
May 31, 2018
Oklahoma City Church praises new protections for adoption agencies Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City has welcomed the decision by Oklahoma and Kansas to join nine other US states in signing legislation ensuring that faith-based adoption and foster care providers can provide these services in accordance with their religious beliefs. Catholic adoption agencies in some
May 31, 2018
Cardinal-designate Konrad Krajewski has revived an ancient Vatican post Among the 14 people who will be receiving a red hat on the solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul, there is one who stands out as particularly significant in virtue of the office he holds and in light of the way he has discharged his duties
May 31, 2018
German bishops could look to Britain for advice on Communion for Protestants Catholics have become used to cardinals and bishops forcefully opposing each other. But the recent furore in Germany has been exceptional. The majority of German bishops approved a draft plan to admit Protestant spouses of Catholics to the Eucharist – when those spouses
May 31, 2018
Will traditionally minded young people have a say at the synod? In October the Vatican will hold a synod on “Young People, the Faith, and Vocational Discernment”. Some prelates have been eager to receive feedback from young Catholics. “With a synod of the world’s bishops focusing on young people scheduled for this October, hearing directly
May 31, 2018
Millions of dollars in federal funds will no longer be used for abortions Last week the White House announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will re-configure Title X regulations to ensure that taxpayer money does not provide for abortions. The new Protect Life Rule requires that family planning organisations that receive
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