SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
October 02, 2019
October 02, 2019
Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, presented a book on Wednesday arguing that in the face of challenges, the Church should not grab at quick solutions, but seek to deepen its understanding of the uninterrupted tradition of priestly celibacy in the Latin rite. Friends of the Bridegroom: For a Renewed Vision of
October 02, 2019
An Italian news magazine has reported that five Vatican employees have been suspended following an October 1 raid of offices within the Vatican’s Secretariat of State. An October 2 internal memo from the government of the Vatican City State conveyed that the five employees have been “suspended from service.” The memo was published by L’Espresso.
October 02, 2019
Guidance by the Holy Spirit is integral to sharing the Gospel with others and bringing them to Christ, Pope Francis said during the general audience Wednesday. To try to convince people that Jesus is God without the guidance of the Holy Spirit “is not evangelization,” he said on October 2. “If there is no Holy
October 02, 2019
Pope Francis has nominated Maltese Bishop Mario Grech as pro-secretary general of the Synod of Bishops to work alongside secretary general Cardinal Lorenzo Baldisseri. In a declaration to journalists on October 2, Balidisseri, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops since 2013, said the pro-secretary general will “walk alongside” him in his role and participate in
October 02, 2019
Christians across India are “living in fear” because of acts of state-led violence and oppression, says the bishop of a region still recovering from one of the country’s worst outbreaks of persecution. Speaking to leading Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, Bishop Kishore Kumar Kujur of Rourkela described how the government in India
October 02, 2019
On Tuesday, the People’s Republic of China marked the 70th anniversary of the founding of the country’s communist regime. While some world leaders offered congratulations, others reflected on the nation’s long history of human rights abuses. The White House and State Department offered official best wishes on behalf of the administration. President Donald Trump tweeted his
October 02, 2019
Cardinal Marc Ouellet has said that some approaches to evangelising the Amazon run “the risk of being artificial and syncretistic”. Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor and African theologian Fr Paul Béré SJ have won the Ratzinger Prize. Cardinal Christian Tumi has welcomed Cameroon’s “Major National Dialogue” on the Anglophone crisis. Austen Ivereigh describes the genesis of