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January 21, 2016
Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith
Notorious murderer Pietro Maso has revealed to the press his communication with Francis
January 21, 2016
Ed Condon
The slow-motion schism of the Anglican Communion does appear to be a cautionary tale
January 21, 2016
Staff Reporter
Sneak a peak at this week's magazine
January 21, 2016
Staff Reporter
The Holy Father broke convention in 2013 when he washed women prisoners' feet
January 21, 2016
Tim Stanley
The hard-charging billionaire has revolutionised American politics while hardly spending a dime. But he is surprisingly elliptical about his Christian faith
January 21, 2016
Fr Ronald Rolheiser
Sometimes nothing is a helpful as a good metaphor. In his book The God Instinct, Tom Stella shares the following story. A number of men who made their living as porters were hired one day to carry a huge load of supplies for a group on safari. Their loads were unusually heavy and the trek
January 21, 2016
Piers Paul Read
Given the many different rites in the Catholic Church, one wonders why there is no Jewish rite, with a liturgy in Hebrew and the words of consecration in Aramaic, the language spoken by Christ. This thought came to me after reading the recent publication of the Vatican’s Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews. Published
January 21, 2016
Staff writers
1 Members of the newly formed Sixth Form Liturgy Council of Prior Park College in Bath, who will be overseeing the College’s celebration of the Year of Mercy. 2 Natalia Farr, a pupil at Loreto Preparatory School, has won six individual titles in the Altrincham Swimming Club sprint championships. 3 Art students at Newman Catholic College
January 21, 2016
Pastor Iuventus
You should be able to hear a pin drop before Mass I noticed, out of the corner of the eye that watches the internet, that someone somewhere had said that we Catholics should be thanking God for the insights the Reformation brought us. I didn’t discover what these insights were, but I am sure that
January 21, 2016
Staff writers
Ordinary Form Divine Office Week III Sunday, January 24: Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Neh 8:2-4A, 5-6, 8-10; Ps 19; 1 Cor 12:12-30; Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21 Monday, January 25: The Conversion of St Paul Acts 22:3-16; Ps 117; Mk 16:15-18 Tuesday, January 26: Ss Timothy and Titus 2 Tm 1:1-8; Ps 96; Mk 3:31-35 Wednesday,
January 21, 2016
Mgr Anthony Abela
1 Dear Theophilus: Many people have done their best to write a report of the things that have taken place among us. 2 They wrote what we have been told by those who saw these things from the beginning and who proclaimed the message. 3 And so, your Excellency, because I have carefully studied all
January 21, 2016
Fr John Zuhlsdorf
While many this Sunday will see Holy Mass clothed in green, purple is the colour for the Traditional Latin Mass. In the classical calendar we have already moved into the pre-Lent Sundays. This is Septuagesima, or the “70th” day before Easter. Hard on the heels of the Christmas cycle this year, we enter a preparatory
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