SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
United Kingdom
January 22, 2021
Staff Reporter
Approval for the texts is still ongoing, and expected to be completed by the CBCEW in the Autumn of this year before going to the Vatican for review and confirmatio. The earliest date for publication of the new Lectionary, the use of which will be mandatory in England and Wales, is 2022.
January 21, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Bishops John Sherrington and Mark O’Toole have written a letter expressing their concern to British Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock about the removal of life support from a Catholic man in Plymouth, after a court ruling in January.
January 21, 2021
Ferdie Rous
In two letters, politicians, senior clergy and heads of aid organisations from around the world urged US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to end their economic sanctions on Syria. Citing an appeal at the end of December from the UN Special Rapporteur on Unilateral Coercieve Measures, Prof. Alena Douhan, they called
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.
January 20, 2021
Ferdie Rous
At Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons today, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulated President Joe Biden on his inauguration.
January 17, 2021
Christopher Altieri
"A gentle and caring pastor," was how the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Scotland, Bishop Hugh Gilbert recalled Archbishop Tartaglia, "who combined compassion with a piercing intellect." Bishop Gilbert went on to say, "[W]e will miss his wisdom and wit very much."
January 12, 2021
Staff Reporter
The National Tribunal Service is to be established following a 2019-2020 review chaired by Ian Elliott, which the bishops commissioned into safeguarding practices and processes within the Catholic Church.
November 18, 2020
David V Barrett
Gentileschi’s turbulent life was the background to her remarkable art, says David V Barrett
November 12, 2020
Staff Reporter
Britain will host four-day celebrations to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne in the spring of 2022.
November 06, 2020
Staff Reporter
Cardinal Nichols has predicted that the British government will soon abandon its ban on public worship
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.
November 05, 2020
Staff Reporter
Cardinal Vincent Nichols and Archbishop Malcolm McMahon have urged Catholics to obey the government’s new guidelines forbidding public worship as England enters its second lockdown. In a statement issued after MPs approved the new lockdown on Wednesday evening, the President and Vice-President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales said that despite “profound misgivings”,