SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
October 25, 2018
October 25, 2018
We will celebrate the riches of Catholicism and promote accountability in the Church
October 25, 2018
They called for more research on the correlation between pornography and sexual harassment
October 25, 2018
Patriarch Kirill senses that his Church stands to lose ever more territory and influence
October 25, 2018
The game, based on Pokemon Go, allows players to collect biblical figures instead of monsters
October 25, 2018
Grace Kelly took the route of assimilation. Hayworth remained exotic
October 25, 2018
In a month’s time, I will be boarding a plane to Washington for the launch of the new American weekly edition of the Catholic Herald. This is one of the most important events in our 130-year history. With the American Church in a state of crisis, our feeling is that a fresh voice on Catholic
October 25, 2018
Catholic art, at least in the first quarter of a century after Luther’s publication of his theses, remained apparently insensible of any need to respond, as if convinced that the German trouble was a passing episode. Only in the late 1530s and 1540s did the Roman Church implicitly recognise the Reform then long underway and
October 25, 2018
Once upon a time the Church was wracked by tempests of doubt and division. There was widespread confusion among the faithful regarding the significance of the sacraments and, as a result, the clear path to salvation was obscured. The Eucharist and penance seemed to have lost their celestial and binding power, becoming more motions than
October 25, 2018
Stephen Hawking’s last book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions, has just been published posthumously. We are not surprised to hear of his “profound realisation” that there is no afterlife or supreme being. It would appear that Hawking arrives at his negative conclusion primarily because of the lack of empirical evidence rather than negative argument.
October 25, 2018
One country offers lessons in how to evangelise young Catholics At a time when the Church is reflecting on how to attract young people, Portugal does seem to have a thing or two to teach the world about evangelisation. This is borne out by a report, “European Young Adults and Religion”, which found that 27
October 25, 2018
If one were to tell the story of Catholic America in the 20th century, one could do worse than contrast the careers of Grace Kelly and Rita Hayworth. Both were Catholic girls who became Hollywood royalty and married actual princes – but their personas could not have been more different. Grace Kelly embodied a perfectly
October 25, 2018
Merkel’s hand is weakened as her CSU ally loses power in its Catholic heartland Angela Merkel’s faltering government has been dealt another blow by the defeat of her Bavarian ally, the Christian Social Union (CSU), in state elections. With its vote dropping from 48 per cent to 37 per cent, the CSU scored its worst
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