SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
July 31, 2020
July 31, 2020
Face coverings will be compulsory in places of worship in England from August 8, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.
July 31, 2020
Hate crimes against Christians in India increased by 40% in the first half of 2020 despite a three-month nationwide lockdown, according to a new report.
July 31, 2020
Pinto, 68, resigned in April 2019 as nuncio to Croatia, a post he had held for just a year and nine months. His reasons for resigning were unclear, though local media speculated it was for health reasons.
July 31, 2020
The Catholic Church supports vaccination because it helps to protect society’s most vulnerable people, bishops in England have said
July 31, 2020
An abusive leader may see her position as coming with "exclusive privileges," such as getting the best medical care, while the other members are not allowed to see an eye doctor or dentist because "we have to save money."
July 31, 2020
More than a third of those who opted for “medical assistance in dying” cited concerns of being a burden to family or carers.
July 31, 2020
The government of Syria plans to build a replica of Hagia Sophia, with support from Russia, as a protest against Turkey’s decision to turn the famous former Byzantine cathedral back into a mosque.
July 31, 2020
Eighteenth Sunday of the Year Isaiah 55: 1-3; Romans 8: 35 & 37-39; Matthew 14: 13-21 “When evening came, the disciples went to Jesus and said, ‘this is a lonely place, and the time has slipped by; so send the people away, and they can go to the villages to buy themselves some food.’  Jesus replied, ‘There
July 31, 2020
You’re planning a pilgrimage route. Which part of the world would you like to walk in? I’d really like to cycle – rather than walk – and to go on a long route. Starting in Paris, then on to France, Holland and then back to Yorkshire, following the life of Queen Henrietta Maria. I am
July 31, 2020
My mother Julia died five years ago on Prince Philip’s birthday, June 10. It was appropriate. She shared a birthday with Queen Elizabeth and frequently prayed for the English monarch. Prayer was a central part of her long life. Coming from a farming background in County Cavan, there was no higher aspiration than to have
July 31, 2020
Every story of conversion is of interest as each convert has their own unique experience of faith to relate. Nonetheless, Ian Murphy’s Dying to Live (Ignatius Press), with its subtitle, “From Agnostic to Baptist to Catholic”, has a particular readability. This comes from his roller-coaster description of the spectacular nudges of grace he receives and
July 31, 2020
Having blogged about It’s Good to be Here (Sophia Press), the reflections of Christina Chase, who was born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA type II), I decided to follow it up by contacting the author to learn more about her life and faith. I tell her that what caught my attention was the epigraph at
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