SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
May 22, 2020
May 22, 2020
Bishop Mark Davies suggested the country would have to face “searching questions” in the wake of the crisis
May 22, 2020
The uncertainty and restrictive measures in place due to the coronavirus caused an increase in prayers in Italy, a recent study said.
May 22, 2020
The Mirror and The Light, Hilary Mantel’s fictional take on Thomas Cromwell – now in the running for a third Man Booker Prize – is just the latest attempt to take the events of the English Reformation and turn them into fiction. In this edited extract from his forthcoming book, A People’s Tragedy: Studies in
May 22, 2020
The history of Catholics in South Africa dates from the colony’s earliest days. Founded by the Dutch East India Company in 1652, it was intended as a mere market garden to replenish shipping along the routes to the Orient. But the lush habitation, in which almost any plant you like grows more quickly and for
May 22, 2020
A community in East London is coming together to restore its church to former glory. St Antony of Padua in the Diocese of Brentwood was built in the early 1880s by Irish immigrants (many of them dockworkers) under the stewardship of Pugin & Pugin architects. After a post-Vatican II refurbishment, it bears little resemblance to
May 22, 2020
The coronavirus, and the government-imposed lockdowns, pose an especially serious threat in countries where many poor families live in “informal settlements” (slums). One of those countries is Kenya, where the state imposed an 11-hour curfew in mid-March. Now, with many Kenyans threatened by starvation, the country’s Catholic bishops have launched an urgent appeal for humanitarian
May 22, 2020
A report has called for Australia’s bishops to give laypeople a greater say in the running of the Church, open up Church finances to the public and put more women in positions of power.
May 22, 2020
“We have this responsibility to take care of the spiritual needs of our people,” the archbishop said
May 22, 2020
Cardinal Michael Czerny is urging “ecological conversion” in keeping with Pope Francis’s encyclical letter, Laudato si’
May 22, 2020
A group of 100 young Catholics have launched a legal challenge to Belgium's church closure order
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