SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
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February 06, 2020
“I think that [the report] will come out soon, I cannot tell you exactly when,” Parolin said
February 06, 2020
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February 06, 2020
Sometimes an understanding superior can make or break the literary career of a cleric. In 1964, Cardinal ClémentÉmile Roques, Archbishop of Rennes, released a middle-aged priest, Fr Joseph Lemarchand, from pastoral duties to allow him to concentrate on writing. Fr Lemarchand (1913-1980), whose pen name was Jean Sulivan, observed in The Shallowest Chasm (Gallimard, 1965),
February 06, 2020
Guilty until proven innocent: that is the “justice system” presented to us by director Destin Daniel Cretton in this cinematic adaptation of Bryan Stevenson’s 2014 memoir, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption. Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) based in Montgomery, Alabama, has dedicated his career to overturning the wrongful convictions
February 06, 2020
Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki, head of the Polish Episcopal Conference, is calling for St John Paul II to be declared a Doctor of the Church and a co-patron saint of Europe
February 06, 2020
While some Iowa Democrats pushed back against the presidential candidates’ strong support for abortion at Monday’s state caucus, other “moderate” pro-life voters backed pro-abortion candidates anyway. With recent polling suggesting that there are as many as 21 million pro-life Democrats in the country, their support, and how they prioritize life issues, could play a key
February 06, 2020
Priestly celibacy is “a decisive grace that characterises the Latin Catholic Church”, Pope Francis has said in a new book on St John Paul II. The Pope has hosted a meeting between debt-laden Argentina and the International Monetary Fund. A bishop has denied “that forced conversion is taking place in Uttar Pradesh or anywhere in