SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
June 17, 2020
June 17, 2020
Billy Connolly tells the story of two Celtic football fans who drink two pints of crème de menthe each, as they were told it was the Pope’s drink of choice. While recovering from the after-effects of their misguided consumption, they comment that they are not surprised the Pope is carried around in a chair. Until
June 17, 2020
The following litany was approved for public use by Pope Leo XIII in 1899. It contains a total of 33 invocations, one for each year of Our Lord’s life on Earth. A partial indulgence is attached to this litany. Lord, have mercy Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy Lord,
June 17, 2020
Having blogged about Russell Shaw’s Eight Popes and the Crisis of Modernity (Ignatius Press), I had many questions I wanted to ask the author – not least, does he have a personal favourite from among personalities as varied as St Pius X, Benedict XV, Pius XI, Pius XII, St John XXIII, St Paul VI, John
June 17, 2020
The Supreme Court blocked Ruben Gutierrez’s execution around an hour before he was due to be executed because Texas had denied the condemned man’s request to be accompanied by a Catholic priest in the execution chamber. Gutierrez’s application for stay of execution stated his belief that the presence of a “chaplain in the execution chamber
June 17, 2020
Ahead of the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to discover the riches of charity hidden in the heart of Christ.
June 17, 2020
A granite statue of the Virgin Mary, thought to date from around the 14-century, has been pulled from the Sar River near the Galician capital, Santiago de Compostela. The valuable gothic statue depicts a seated Virgin Mary holding a child, with angels above her shoulders and floral decoration beneath her feet. The face of the
June 17, 2020
While most Catholic mothers pray for their teenage sons, Antonia Acutis has the unique ability to pray to hers
June 17, 2020
The decision enshrines a certain view of sexuality and gender into law, according to legal and religious liberty experts.
June 17, 2020
Sen. Josh Hawley called Tuesday for religious conservatives to “stand up and speak out” for religious liberty in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County.
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