SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Holy Communion
June 01, 2021
At this time of year, many of our young people receive the sacraments of Holy Communion, Penance and Confirmation. These are happy occasions. But what is evident is that the preparation that children receive for the sacraments is far less rigorous than it once was, even taking remote learning into account. Whereas previous generations would
April 02, 2018
Bishop Davies said that mortal sin, or 'a lifestyle in contradiction with our Christian calling', must be confessed and repented before receiving the Eucharist
March 22, 2018
A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church
February 15, 2018
The cardinal believes reception of Communion depends on 'conscience'. Does his reasoning add up?
September 08, 2017
It makes no sense for non-Catholics to receive Communion. Here's why
September 07, 2017
He was attending a funeral at a church in north London
June 15, 2017
A friend convinced me to visit Boston's ordinariate community. What followed was a revelation
February 17, 2017
A daily guide to what's happening in the Catholic Church