SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
November 23, 2018
November 23, 2018
Bas Rutten said the Catholic actor Kevin James played a key role in drawing him back to the faith
November 23, 2018
Pope Francis also appointed Cardinal Oswald Gracias of Bombay and Archbishop Charles Scicluna
November 23, 2018
At risk of sounding like a scratched disc: the crisis in which the Catholic Church is embroiled at present is global, protracted, and persistent. The institutional interests driving it are also deeply entrenched. What the response of the laity ought to be in our circumstances is difficult to discern. Ultimately, there will be as many
November 23, 2018
It was 1990 and I was studying for my university exams when I received a phone call from a mysterious benefactor. “I’d like to help you,” the caller explained. “Come to my flat in London. I have a car and some money for you.” Two years before, I had experienced a powerful conversion at Medjugorje.
November 23, 2018
Prime Minister Theresa May has opposed an attempt to decriminalise abortion, saying the proposal “offers no safeguards for women”. In a letter to a constituent, the Prime Minister strongly criticised measures outlined in a Ten Minute Rule Bill, introduced to parliament earlier this month by Labour MP Diana Johnson. The bill would impose radical changes
November 23, 2018
The Crossway by Guy Stagg (Picador) is a young man’s book. Written in 2013 when he was 25, it tells of his walk from Canterbury to Jerusalem in search of healing. Healing from what? It is never quite clear but, like many of his generation, well-educated but adrift in a society where there are seemingly
November 23, 2018
A doctor accused of adding a sedative to an elderly woman’s coffee then administering a lethal injection as her family pinned her down is to become the first medic to be prosecuted in the Netherlands for illegal euthanasia. The Dutch Public Prosecution Service announced in a statement on Friday that it was not clear that
November 23, 2018
The Holy See’s request that the US bishops not vote on abuse-related measures was “disappointing”, Cardinal Blase Cupich has said. Human bones found in the apostolic nunciature to Italy are reportedly more than a century old. A new study has found that 53 per cent of Belgians identify as Catholic and 9 per cent are
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