SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
August 16, 2018
August 16, 2018
Policies have slowly improved. But as a matter of justice, individual prelates should admit wrongdoing and step down
August 16, 2018
Chris Bell founded Good Counsel to help women in crisis pregnancy
August 16, 2018
The cardinal said he would not attend due to 'important matters pertaining to the pastoral care' at a diocesan seminary
August 16, 2018
No matter how hard they try, Sting and 'the Boss' can't seem to leave the faith behind
August 16, 2018
Since 1968, Church leaders have tried to preserve a fragile truce. But repeated compromises have fostered a culture of deceit
August 16, 2018
The rise of food banks tells a clear story. The government must address the welfare system and employment law
August 16, 2018
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August 16, 2018
Last week the pro-life movement savoured one of its most heartening moments in recent years. After a 15-hour debate, the Argentine senate rejected a bill that would have legalised abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, by a vote of 38-31. The campaign to relax the country’s abortion laws had generated intense international interest.
August 16, 2018
✣ Highlights from the week online ‘Call off the World Meeting of Families’ Robert Royal, writing at The Catholic Thing, said the Church ought to cancel the World Meeting of Families in Dublin next week and instead “lead a two-day procession of public penitence” for the decades-long abuse crisis. “The Church is heading into yet another dark
August 16, 2018
Ottawa Bishops: keep palliative care separate from legalised killing Canada’s bishops have called for euthanasia and assisted suicide to be considered as distinct from the practice of palliative care. In response to a public consultation the bishops asked that palliative care should “not include interventions which intentionally cause the death of the patient”, saying there
August 16, 2018
Italians – especially millennials – are becoming more sceptical of the Pope Pope Francis spent much of this past weekend entertaining young people from all over Italy – some 70,000 of them, to hear the Vatican tell it – who had come to Rome with the Italian bishops’ national service for youth ministry. The bishops
August 16, 2018
Lottery funding has helped revive a famous Merseyside church Seven years ago, Ss Peter, Paul and St Philomena’s Church was closed, leaking and full of rubbish. Today, it is looked after by a traditional order of priests – young and enthusiastic, with three in residence – two-thirds of the roof has been restored, and the community
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