SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
May 26, 2020
May 26, 2020
Pope Francis will deliver his Regina Coeli address from the window overlooking St Peter’s Square this Sunday for the first time since coronavirus restrictions were imposed
May 26, 2020
Churches in California can begin holding services again at a limited capacity, the state announced on Monday
May 26, 2020
The Pope remembered “with gratitude the spiritual formation I received from the sons and daughters of Don Bosco.”
May 26, 2020
A record number of people left the Church in the German Archdiocese of Munich and Freising last year, a local statistical office says
May 26, 2020
Through personal contact and friendship, St Philip Neri contributed to the spiritual renewal in Rome that was essential to the success of the Counter-Reformation
May 26, 2020
William Wordsworth’s 250th birthday has been highly anticipated in many circles, with plans for rambles, radio broadcasts and readings everywhere from Cambridge to Cockermouth. Yet it passed on April 7 relatively unremarkably amid the current epidemiological and economic crisis. The peak of the celebrations was to be the Wordsworth Trust’s reopening of a remodelled Dove
May 26, 2020
Since Chinatown was released in 1974, admiration of the film has steadily grown. Prompted by a newly published book, Sam Wasson’s The Big Goodbye, critics have been lavishing praise on the film in most major papers and magazines. What explains Chinatown’s enduring appeal? A great part of it lies in the technical skill marshalled to
May 26, 2020
At the start of what we now call the lockdown, in mid-March (I date it from around St Patrick’s Day, March 17, when all festivities were cancelled) I was inclined to feel rebellious against these restraints on our lives. I disliked not being able to take a train, bus or plane; finding churches closed; seeing
May 26, 2020
Anyone who is looking for a short, succinct survey of the men who occupied the papacy during the 20th century, the tasks and challenges they faced and the ways they responded to them, might like to read Eight Popes and the Crisis of Modernity by Russell Shaw (Ignatius Press). In a mere 150 pages, the
May 26, 2020
The CofE hierarchy rushed to judgment before the full story had emerged. They should have counted to ten
May 26, 2020
Pope Francis will pray the rosary in the Vatican Gardens’ Lourdes grotto on Saturday, as Catholic shrines from around the world join via video streaming
May 26, 2020
A new book collects the writings of Archbishop George Ganswein, and aims to call Catholics to evangelization, and to joy.