SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
November 08, 2018
November 08, 2018
As extremists take to the streets, the Asia Bibi saga highlights a debate over the country's future
November 08, 2018
Visiting the Eternal City feels like a kind of homecoming
November 08, 2018
Senior commanders were suspicious of the Church's peace efforts, and of Catholic soldiers
November 08, 2018
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November 08, 2018
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November 08, 2018
Cryptic across 5 Prophetic, a typical cop turns bad (11) 7 No end to odd obstruction (4) 8 Tax collector’s dad, a Greek character, makes Brussels sweat in the beginning (8) 9 Email circulating about quiet son of Abraham (7) 11 With Scot dropped, McCoist’s upset, but he doesn’t complain (5) 13 Turkish type of
November 08, 2018
Ordinary Form Divine Office Week IV Sunday, November 11: The 32nd Sunday of the Year 1 Kgs 17:10-16; Ps 146; Heb 9:24-28; Mk 12:38-44 Monday, November 12: St Josapha Ti 1:1-9; Ps 24; Lk 17:1-6 Tuesday, November 13: Weekday in Ordinary Time Ti 2:1-8, 11-14; Ps 37; Lk 17:7-10 Wednesday, November 14: Weekday in Ordinary
November 08, 2018
The terrible First World War ended at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918. This Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. The guns weren’t silent for long, but at least they stopped for a while. Eagerly lain down, reluctantly taken up again. Speaking of reluctance, this Remembrance Sunday is also
November 08, 2018
The 32nd Sunday of the year 1 Kgs 17:10-16; Heb 9:24-28; Mk 12:38-44 (Year B) “It is the Lord who keeps faith forever. It is he who gives bread to the hungry; the Lord, who sets prisoners free.” The responsorial psalm rejoices in the God whose graciousness gives bread to the hungry, and whose mercy
November 08, 2018
Charlie Hegarty hails a brave minority voice from 1968 The Encyclical Humanae Vitae By Dietrich von Hildebrand, Hildebrand Press, 136pp, £8.99 This year marks the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae, explaining why the Church cannot change her teaching on the wrongness of artificial birth control. It is fair to say that
November 08, 2018
Piers Paul Read on how the Knights Hospitaller adjusted to the post-Crusades era The Knights Hospitaller in Great Britain By Michael Hodges, St Omer’s Press, 156pp, £20 After the conquest of Jerusalem by the First Crusade, two military orders were formed to protect the pilgrims – the Templars and the Knights of St John who,
November 08, 2018
Rebekah Lamb looks back to the days when the Virgin Mary would chastise bishops Mary and the Art of Prayer By Rachel Fulton Brown, Columbia, 656pp, £55 Steeped in scriptural, liturgical and mystical accounts of the life of the Virgin Mary, medieval devotions and writings particularly meditated on the role of Mary as persuasive intercessor,
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