SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
March 30, 2022
March 30, 2022
The Vatican’s education congregation has published a document responding to conflicts over the interpretation of the concept of “Catholic identity” in Catholic school settings. The 20-page instruction affirmed the importance of a Catholic educational project with an evangelical goal and explained the role that teachers and administrators play in its achievement. “The whole school community
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The shared vision of Russia’s church and state
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John Cornwell explores the Soviet suppression of Ukrainian Catholics and their Marian icons and apparitions
March 30, 2022
Tuesday – an invitation arrives from Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council. Would I like to attend the conferment of the freedom of the town upon Judi Dench and Kenneth Branagh during this year’s Shakespeare birthday celebrations, when they will also unveil the restored statue of the Bard donated by the great 18th-century actor David Garrick, the first
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Guided by his conscience, Father Calvin is caught up in a struggle to catch a murderer in this Catholic thriller by Simon Caldwell
March 30, 2022
This is our Easter issue, the time when we celebrate the central truth of the Christian faith, that Christ died and rose from the dead. It is summed up in St Paul’s letter to the Corinthians where he says: “What I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for
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In this issue we have an extract from the introduction by Professor Eamon Duffy to a new edition of his groundbreaking work of history, The Stripping of the Altars. It was a book that changed perceptions of the Reformation in England; no subsequent account of the period can fail to be aware of it. Formerly,
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Navigating the relationship between science and faith can be something of a minefield. Fr Georges Lemaître (whom I wrote about last month) was not too pleased when Pope Pius XII suggested that his cosmological theory had succeeded in bearing witness to the august instant of the primordial Fiat Lux (“let there be light”) at the
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After decades of uncertainty, how Catholic author Mark Dowd learnt to live with a faith dilemma
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By submitting to the authority of the Cross, we equip ourselves to give to others
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John Stubbs reviews Super-Infinite: The Transformations of John Donne by Katherine Rundell
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The work of the prolific 19th-century inventor and architect includes a number of striking Catholic churches
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