SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
August 14, 2020
August 14, 2020
Archbishop Sławoj Leszek Głódź had been featured a devastating recent documentary about priestly abuse and cover-up in Poland
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A former archbishop in Chile accused of child sexual abuse has died before facing trial
August 14, 2020
St Bonaventure’s, the school in east London where I teach, has long had an association with community organising. We’re a short bus ride from the docks where Cardinal Manning famously intervened on behalf of striking workers. More recently, a student at St Bonaventure’s helped to inspire the Living Wage campaign. In 2001, Fr John Armitage
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The Archbishop of Seoul will consecrate the Diocese of Pyongyang to Our Lady of Fatima on the Solemnity of the Assumption
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One of the last remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress has won a primary victory in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District
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Archbishop Samuel Aquila is praying for the conversion of those who have attacked churches and religious statues across the US in recent months
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As a physicist and a priest, I am sometimes asked how I can accept miracles. My response is: “Why not?”
August 14, 2020
Learning from the children of Fatima Last week a couple of acquaintances, a brother and sister, were found to be Covid-19 positive, although fortunately asymptomatic thus far. Faced with the sudden possibility of death, people often have a change of outlook, re-evaluate their lives in the light of a realisation of their mortality. My thoughts
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Few Christian Communities have endured such severe repression as Japan's Catholics. Remarkably, many kept the faith.
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In 1986, in an old house surrounded by mountains and rice fields, my mother finally told her parents that she wanted to be a Christian. Her mother was deeply confused. She asked: “Does that mean you will leave this family and cannot be my daughter any more?” Her father was quite calm and simply said,
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August is the month of the harvest, and most customs of this month involve harvest in one way or another. August 1 is Lammas, a festival of the wheat harvest first celebrated in Anglo-Saxon England. Its name means “loaf-mass”, and it may originally have been a day when loaves of bread made from the first
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Feast of the Assumption Revelation 11:19 & 12:1-6; 1 Corinthians 15: 45-51; Luke 1: 39-56 “Christ has been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of all who have fallen asleep. Just as all men die in Adam, so all men will be brought to life in Christ; but all of them in their proper order.” These words