SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
June 21, 2018
June 21, 2018
The US bishops present More as a martyr of conscience. But it was a Catholic conscience before all else
June 21, 2018
A 'worldly mindset' caused divisions in Christianity, the Pope said
June 21, 2018
The prime minister is demanding that Catholic hospitals perform abortions. Will they comply?
June 21, 2018
In the global culture war, secularism is suddenly facing a strong challenge
June 21, 2018
The SSPX founder changed the Church, but in ways he could never have imagined
June 21, 2018
Letters should include a genuine postal or email address, phone number and the style or title of the writer. Email: [email protected]o.uk Due to space constraints, please keep correspondence below 250 words, longer letters may be published online Irish referendum was won by the media SIR – Matthew Schmitz (June 8) writes disapprovingly of how abortion
June 21, 2018
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June 21, 2018
Last weekend Pope Francis set aside his notes during a talk to an Italian family association and spoke from the heart about abortion. Perhaps he had been stung by suggestions that he should have intervened in last month’s referendum in Ireland and this month’s abortion debate in his homeland, Argentina. But whatever the reason, he
June 21, 2018
✣ ✣ Pope begins clear-out of Chilean bishops What happened? Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, who faced fierce protests during his three-year tenure for allegedly covering up sex abuse by Fr Fernando Karadima. The Pope also accepted the resignations of two prelates past the age of retirement: Archbishop Cristián
June 21, 2018
✣ Highlights from the week online Solzhenitsyn’s call for courageous voices At First Things, Robert George recalled the moment in 1978 when he attended the annual Harvard commencement address. “A man with a craggy face and a beard,” a Christian novelist speaking in Russian with simultaneous translation, delivered the speech. His name was Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
June 21, 2018
Washington DC Ambassador returns 500-year-old letter to the Vatican A stolen copy of a letter by Christopher Columbus has been returned to the Vatican by the US ambassador to the Holy See. The 500-year-old document, worth $1.2 million, is a Latin translation of a letter Columbus sent to his patrons, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella
June 21, 2018
The Pope’s advisers have finally created a blueprint for reform. But what’s in it? To say the progress report on reform of the Roman Curia that appeared last week at the press office of the Holy See was short on specifics would be something of an understatement. The presentation of the work of the “C9”
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