SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
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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.
October 15, 2020
Jessica M Dalton
A Polish princess of the 16th cen­tury, Katarina Jagellonica is an unlikely model for the 21st-century spouse. Yet, as mixed marriages increase and lawyers report a surge in divorce enquiries, there’s much to learn from her life, which was defined by both her Catholic faith and devotion to her Lutheran husband. This was a marriage
October 14, 2020
Constance Watson
Thailand is subject to more entry restrictions than there are pages in this magazine
October 09, 2020
Sarah Sands
Sarah Sands remembers 'doing God' on the BBC