SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
October 07, 2019
October 07, 2019
Europe’s Catholic bishops urged their citizens to “wake up” and find new hope by rediscovering the continent’s Christian roots. In a meeting in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Church leaders from 45 European countries met in the run-up to Britain’s projected departure from the European Union and the inauguration of the new European Union governing commission.
October 07, 2019
At least 42,000 people protested in Paris on Sunday against a bill that would allow single women and lesbian couples access to IVF. Many French bishops have spoken against the bill. Police said there were 42,000 at the October 6 protests, while media-funded researchers estimated 74,000, and organizers 600,000. Speaking at the protest, former legislator
October 07, 2019
Neither the Irish government nor University College Dublin are expected to send an official representative to Newman’s canonisation. Amazon synod participants should “respect the warnings” of critics, Peruvian Cardinal Pedro Barreto has said. President Rodrigo Duterte has invited Russian Orthodox missionaries to the Philippines. John Allen says that Amazon synod relator Cardinal Hummes has placed
October 07, 2019
A religious sister from Colombia taking part in the Amazon synod said on Monday that her congregation and other women’s religious congregations play a big role in the life of the Catholic Church in the Amazon. “The presence of women in the Amazon is very great and very fertile. I do think we are very
October 07, 2019
In his opening remarks for the Amazon synod Monday, Pope Francis said the assembly’s working document is meant to be “destroyed” as the starting point of the work of the Holy Spirit, who he prays will guide the synodal process. “Synod is to walk together under the inspiration and guidance of the Holy Spirit,” the
October 07, 2019
THE MANY MYSTERIES OF SYNOD-2019 Eighty years ago, on October 1, 1939, a month after the German invasion of Poland launched World War II in Europe, Winston Churchill, then the First Lord of the Admiralty, made a radio broadcast on the Chamberlain government’s war strategy, during which he famously described Russia (which had also invaded