SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Comment
August 26, 2021
Ken Craycraft
The wisdom of Evelyn Waugh provides theological sustenance in these fractious times
August 20, 2021
Gavin Ashenden
Former Anglican priest Gavin Ashenden is disappointed by the promotion of secular worship by the Church of England
August 13, 2021
Christopher R. Altieri
After the preliminary audience in the Vatican’s maxi-trial of Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu and nine others on charges they bilked, swindled, hoodwinked, cheated, threatened, extorted, and/or stole millions from the Vatican, the business has taken on the look and feel of a phoney war. Don’t be deceived. The preliminary hearing on July 27th in Vatican
April 01, 2021
Serenhedd James
Tributes continue to pour in for Mgr Mark Langham, the popular chaplain whose passing in January has left a void
March 30, 2021
Ken Craycraft
Pilate came to flex imperial muscle. With a little shock and awe, he came to Jerusalem to remind the Jews that their primary identification was as Roman subjects.
March 01, 2021
Piers Paul Read
Fraternity has meant different things to different people at different times – we should be cautious in adopting slogans
February 26, 2021
Niall Gooch
Counterfactuals are great fun -- and the beginning of the Reformation in England is packed with fascinating ones Niall Gooch likes to explore. 
January 21, 2021
Philip Booth
Catholic universities have a gift to offer the world which arises from the way we think about knowledge. We have a duty in teaching and research to ensure that the link between faith and reason is not severed. A Catholic university should also help in the building of character. Our alumni should go on to serve society whist practising the virtues – whether they practice in business, the law, sport, health or education.
December 30, 2020
Charlie Camosy
There is so much bad faith and general dishonesty in public discourse over contentious issues, and particularly when people argue about abortion, that it is refreshing when someone tells the unvarnished truth about what they believe. This happened in the white-hot abortion debate in Argentina, which ended last night as the nation’s senate approved a
December 22, 2020
Helen O'Shea
"We must not forget those left homeless, fatally indebted, bereaved, isolated or suffering the agony of mental health problems," says SVP President Helen O'Shea.
December 21, 2020
David Mills
She had her left leg on one of those little scooters people use when they’ve broken an ankle. She’d asked the clerk at St. Vincent de Paul to take a drip coffee maker out of the box. It was new, still in the wrapping, and cost about $2.00, maybe $3.00. Everything’s sold as is and
December 04, 2020
George Cardinal Pell
George Cardinal Pell delivered remarks via video link to participants in the Global Foundation’s Rome Roundtable, which took place November 16th-17th.
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