SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
August 28, 2020
August 28, 2020
The monks of Downside Abbey are to leave the famous monastery, the community has announced.
August 28, 2020
Jesus made it quite clear to his disciples that the cross he bore could never remain with him alone.
August 28, 2020
St Francis and the Franciscans are constantly portrayed as hippie-esque children of nature. The Holy Man of Assisi and his disciples are known in the popular mind as garden statues accompanied by birds – one step above gnomes. But the reality is quite different. Francis himself had a gallant and chivalric nature which initially impelled
August 28, 2020
Catholic theologians since at least St Augustine have understood the complexity of Sacred Scripture, and reiterated that to insist on a literal reading of the text is both unhistorical and bad theology. But in part because of the reaction against Modernism in the early 20th century, even Catholics began to tend towards a too literal
August 28, 2020
“My dad’s side of the family were all Mormons but my parents married in an Anglican church and we children were baptised Anglican. In terms of religion we didn’t do much and it wasn’t talked about. We never really practised anything. “When I was about nine or 10 there was a Protestant church service on
August 28, 2020
What a time it was to be an American Catholic artist in the 1940s and 50s. Joyfully Catholic films like Leo McCarey’s The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945) won Academy and Golden Globe Awards left and right. Writers as theologically and aesthetically diverse as Thomas Merton and Flannery O’Connor captivated secular and religious audiences alike
August 28, 2020
Catholic Minister of Finance Taro Aso is one possible candidate to replace him.
August 28, 2020
Pope Francis made a surprise visit to the Basilica of St Augustine on Thursday to pray at the tomb of St Monica.
August 28, 2020
Pandemic creates unique challenges for deaf Catholics
August 28, 2020
Retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz of Lingayen-Dagupan died on Wednesday after complications from COVID-19
August 28, 2020
'As a Christian, I joyfully agreed to provide my contribution to develop such a moving and crucial story for the big screen,' Andrea Bocelli said
August 28, 2020
The Missionaries of Charity have cancelled their customary birthday celebrations for their founder, Mother Teresa, this year after nine religious sisters tested positive for COVID-19
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