SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Coronavirus
January 28, 2021
Nicholas Frankovich
We who have acquired and still retain the ability to navigate this physical world have a duty to protect the infirm elderly, as well as the unformed young, from bodily harm and dangers that could lead to their premature death. The ancient woman stroking her doll remains as human as she was as a charming toddler, as worthy of our care now that she is dying as she was when she had her life ahead of her. But we tend to forget that, especially when we see them in the groaning waystation to the grave.
December 15, 2020
CNA Staff
The Supreme Court accepted a church’s appeal against coronavirus restrictions in the state of Colorado on Tuesday, even after the governor reclassified churches to stop the rules applying. High Plains Harvest Church in Eaton, Colorado, had appealed to the Supreme Court for relief from the state’s capacity limits on indoor religious services during the pandemic. Colorado
December 15, 2020
David Kilby
The testing will take place at the Diocese of Metuchen’s Unity Square from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
December 13, 2020
Roberto Rivera
While Dr. Anthony Fauci recently said that “we could start getting things back to relative normal” by next spring or summer if enough people get vaccinated, some aspects of “normal” probably will not survive. One of these are the political and moral arguments against a legal right to physician-assisted suicide. Then-California governor Jerry Brown summed
November 06, 2020
Staff Reporter
The UK witnessed nation-wide contempt in its first day of new lockdown measures. In London, 104 citizens were arrested as they protested the new guidelines.
September 29, 2020
Catholic News Service
"San Francisco’s treatment of places of worship raises serious concerns about religious freedom," Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband said
September 25, 2020
Staff Reporter
Nearly 700 Protestant ministers have written to political leaders urging them not to suspend Christian worship again
September 22, 2020
François Gloutnay
Bishops accused the Quebec government of ignoring them and imposing 'disappointing and unacceptable' restrictions
September 14, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
Cardinal Robert Sarah had strong words for the world’s bishops this weekend – of encouragement and perhaps of reproof – especially regarding their responses to the spiritual needs of the faithful during the global coronavirus emergency.
July 18, 2020
Nick Hallett
Priests have spoken of a “crisis of conscience” as bishops in England and Wales issue differing guidelines on the reception of Holy Communion. The bishops’ conference recommends that Communion only be received in the hand, but individual bishops have the authority to make policy for their dioceses, and have adopted varying guidelines. A spokesperson for
July 17, 2020
Staff Reporter
St Mary’s school in Shaftesbury has closed permanently with immediate effect
July 15, 2020
CNA Staff
With coronavirus cases spiking in California, the governor has issued new orders banning indoor events including public Masses in much of the state
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