SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
September 27, 2018
September 27, 2018
Viganò also called on Cardinal Ouellet to release information on McCarrick
September 27, 2018
Five Causes for sainthood – all European – present an antidote to a national malaise
September 27, 2018
The Vatican's agreement with Beijing signifies the abandonment of Vatican II's political vision
September 27, 2018
Tensions over Ukraine threaten to tear apart the world's 300 million Orthodox Christians
September 27, 2018
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September 27, 2018
For years, the media have reported that the Holy See is “poised” to make a deal with China over bishops’ appointments. Last Saturday, it finally happened. The Vatican announced that it had signed a “provisional agreement” with the communist authorities, but offered few specifics. It shared just two significant details: that the Pope has created
September 27, 2018
✣ Pope calls unprecedented abuse summit What happened? Two letters that Benedict XVI wrote to his friend Cardinal Walter Brandmüller last November have been leaked to the German newspaper Bild. In the letters Benedict rebuked his friend for publicly criticising his decision to abdicate the papacy. He also defended his decision to accept the title
September 27, 2018
✣ Highlights from the week online Why being a nun beats the Olympics A CBS report asked why more and more young British women are joining religious life. That number hit a low of seven in 2004, the report noted. By 2014 it had increased to 45 – the highest number in a quarter-century. An
September 27, 2018
Warsaw Apostolic visitor outlines plans to expand Medjugorje A Polish archbishop appointed by Pope Francis to oversee the Marian shrine at Medjugorje has outlined plans to expand its facilities and increase the number of Masses there.“Medjugorje represents Europe’s spiritual lungs, a place where millions discover God and the beauties of the Church,” said Archbishop Henryk
September 27, 2018
Next month’s gathering will be dominated by one issue The forthcoming ordinary general assembly of the synod of bishops is dedicated to “young people, the faith and vocational discernment”. On paper, at least. What it is really about is the global crisis of episcopal leadership. That is what reporters covering the event are going to
September 27, 2018
A misjudged remark has provoked a backlash At this week’s Labour conference in Liverpool, delegates were celebrating the Ten Commandments. No, not those ones, but a version drawn up by the group Christians on the Left and distributed on little cards. The first commandment is “Bring biscuits”. Other highlights include “Buy the first round” and
September 27, 2018
Britain gains its first ‘personal parish’ for the Extraordinary Form “As a general rule,” the Code of Canon Law says, “a parish is to be territorial.” Whether the area is the whole of Dubai (the largest parish in the world), or a few square miles in a metropolis, parishes occupy a clear area which doesn’t
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