SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Nuns
October 02, 2021
Matrix by Lauren Groff  William Heinemann, £16.99, 272 pages __________ The 12th-century poet we know as Marie de France was, scholars argue, the greatest writer of short fiction before Boccaccio and Chaucer. Her lais – tantalisingly short romances written in octosyllabic couplets – are thought to rival the best that those great men had to
April 29, 2021
Joe Biden's Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, was in the news again in recent days, after a relatively quiet time in office after his confirmation by the Senate. He was again taking up again a hobby for which he was famous in his former role as Attorney General of California: bullying Catholic nuns.
March 02, 2018
Women religious said they often felt underappreciated for their services
October 19, 2017
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August 30, 2017
A judge discounted the freedom of religion argument posed by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ
June 23, 2017
Almost all who have had the privilege of being educated in convents remember nuns whose lives were ones of fulfilment, vigour and purpose
January 30, 2017
The Pontiff told participants at a Vatican event on religious life that the loss of clergy is weakening the Church
December 08, 2016
Doctors are unable to explain why a nun's brain fully invaded with Alzheimer's kept functioning at a high level
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