SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Opinion
January 01, 2022
Nick Thomas
A Christmas Carol rightly attacked the materialism of old Ebenezer Scrooge, but now materialism is all that counts at New Year
December 23, 2021
Joseph Shaw
On Saturday 18th December a document was published by the Congregation for Divine Worship tightening up restrictions on the Traditional Latin Mass: Responsa ad dubia. This is a clarification of Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes, answering questions (‘dubia’) sent to the Congregation by bishops. Since then canonists all over the Catholic world have been
December 16, 2021
Andrew Tettenborn
The European Commission's attempt to cancel Christmas in the name of inclusivity betrays its condescending attitude towards religious minorities
November 29, 2021
Andrew Tettenborn
In our pursuit of autonomy, we have divorced ourselves from moral agency, says Andrew Tettenborn
November 11, 2021
Andrew Tettenborn
As its row with Poland intensifies, the EU has passed an abortion resolution that betrays an alarming strain of anti-religious feeling
October 30, 2021
Ken Craycraft
Pope Francis failed to show any pastoral responsibility at his meeting with the US President
September 14, 2021
Nick Thomas
Has the pandemic got the better of the business two-piece?
August 29, 2021
Niall Gooch
The internal debate about the Latin Mass has little effect on the Church’s outreach and is unlikely to reverse the decline of Catholicism in the West
August 26, 2021
Jaspreet Singh Boparai
With the clergy seemingly intent on blotting out tradition, the Church finds itself engaged in another unedifying culture war
August 20, 2021
Gavin Ashenden
Former Anglican priest Gavin Ashenden is disappointed by the promotion of secular worship by the Church of England
August 04, 2021
Melanie McDonagh
Melanie McDonagh on how the Vatican Trial of the century highlights the injustice to Cardinal Pell
August 01, 2021
The Catholic Herald
Pope Benedict lived up to his title of pontifex, or bridge-builder, when he allowed the wider use of the Tridentine rite – more properly the Extraordinary Form of the Mass – in the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum of 2007. There has been 13 years for this concession to advance its stated aim: to foster reconciliation
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