SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
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January 19, 2021
In a letter dated Jan. 19, Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference, urged Cardinal Vincent Nichols “to undertake steps towards saving the life of our compatriot.”
January 11, 2021
In the motu proprio “Spiritus Domini,” issued on Jan. 11, the pope changed canon 230 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law to read: “Lay people who have the age and skills determined by decree of the Episcopal Conference, they can be permanently assumed, through the established liturgical rite, to the ministries of lectors and of acolytes; however this contribution does not give them the right to support or to remuneration by the Church.”
January 07, 2021
Fr. Adolf Kajpr was a Jesuit priest and journalist who was imprisoned in Dachau concentration camp after publishing Catholic magazines critical of the Nazis. Five years after his liberation from Dachau, Kajpr was arrested by Communist authorities in Prague and sentenced to 12 years in a gulag for writing “seditious” articles.
January 06, 2021
In his Angelus address on Jan. 6, the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, the pope expressed concern about the turmoil following a Dec. 27 vote to elect the country’s president and National Assembly.
December 28, 2020
Under the new law, APSA will gain ownership of funds, bank accounts, and investments, including real estate, previously administered by the Secretariat of State from Jan. 1, 2021. 
December 03, 2020
The ambulance carried the medical supplies to Torvaianica, about 45 miles south of the Rome city center.
October 22, 2020
Elena Curti, former Deputy Editor of The Tablet, has written "Fifty Catholic Churches to see before you die". Michael Hodges reviews it.
April 06, 2017
Why the Catholic Church in Africa has flourished: unflinching fidelity to the teachings of Christ