SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
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June 01, 2020
Gertrude Clarke
Don't just leave it to older parishioners to shoulder the burden
May 29, 2020
Robin Aitken
The Corporation is not some neutral umpire but a potent actor in the nation’s affairs
May 26, 2020
Melanie McDonagh
The CofE hierarchy rushed to judgment before the full story had emerged. They should have counted to ten
May 10, 2020
Fr John Zuhlsdorf
A spiritual safeguard, it reminds us that we must love in concrete terms
April 04, 2020
Thomas Caddick
Many thousands of articles have been written about the coronavirus. Here are some of the most helpful:  What is this disease? The LA Times recorded a half-hour lecture by their very own executive chairman, Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong, providing the scientific background to the coronavirus. Dr Soon-Shiong is a surgeon and scientist based at the University
January 24, 2020
C C Pecknold
As early as the middle of the first century, a treatise known as the Didache began to be circulated. The word means “teaching.” Attested in some manuscripts as the teaching of the twelve apostles, it is absolutely the teaching of an early Jewish Christian community who had compiled the work over decades on the basis
January 23, 2020
The Catholic Herald
It is more than 20 years since a pope set foot in India. In 1999, an ailing Pope John Paul II made what reporters called a “tense” visit to the capital, New Delhi. The 79-year-old pontiff made a strong defence of religious freedom during his 62-hour trip. “In the dusk of his two-decade papacy,” wrote
January 23, 2020
Christopher Altieri
I overslept on Monday. I had been working all weekend, but that’s no excuse. It was a school day, and there was lunch to pack for my daughter. In order to do that, I needed some of the things sitting in the sink and soaking. So I found myself pressed for time, and hastily reciting
January 23, 2020
The Catholic Herald
What can the Church do to better serve the indigenous peoples of Amazonia? And what can she learn from Amazonian spirituality? These questions have been much discussed in light of last year’s Amazon synod, but often with little understanding of the spiritual concerns of the people in question. Enthusiasts for the synod see it as
January 23, 2020
Bishop Robert Barron
I saw the film 1917 on the vigil of the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, and I think there’s a connection between the movie and the liturgical celebration. Bear with me. First, as everyone who has seen 1917 remarks, the editing and cinematography are so astounding that it appears to unfold completely in
January 23, 2020
Paolo Gambi
Andrea Riccardi is the founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio, an influential lay association active in more than 70 countries. He has been a history professor for many decades and served as minister for international cooperation without portfolio in Italy’s Monti Cabinet (2011-2013). In 2017 it was rumoured that Pope Francis planned to name him
January 23, 2020
The Catholic Herald
Alarm bells ring for Iraqi Christians SIR – I concur with John Pontifex’s views in his accurate but disturbing article “Caught in the middle” (Cover story, January 17). Being of Iraqi origin myself, I try to keep up with news concerning our remaining ancient Christians of Iraq. They are in a very precarious position indeed.