SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
prayer
August 01, 2021
Below is a letter I have written to a prisoner, whose name is Joseph. He has been in prison for twenty-fie years and there is no chance for him to be paroled. It is of course difficult. He was very young when he was first imprisoned, but over the years he has come a long
June 20, 2021
My heart is not yet fully human. It is at times quite primitive, fearful, angry, and vengeful. This is often something beyond my control, though how I deal with it is up to me and my response to grace. Our hearts are wounded, divided, wanting to do one thing, but doing the exact opposite. We
May 21, 2021
Pope Francis thanked God for the cease-fire agreed to in the Holy Land, adding a prayer “for the pursuit of paths of dialogue and peace.” He asked all Catholics – “pastors and faithful” – to “unite themselves spiritually” to a prayer initiative promoted by the Bishops of the Holy Land, who will celebrate the Vigil
May 01, 2021
The Church should encourage the long-term practical viability 
of those communities dedicated to the religious life
April 21, 2021
"[W]e must not despise vocal prayer," Pope Francis said at the General Audience on Wednesday. "Please! Do not succumb to the pride of despising vocal prayer."
March 01, 2021
Violet Hudson on how a global pandemic made being in nature a spiritual activity
February 18, 2021
The Republic of Ireland imposed Level Five restrictions because of the coronavirus at the end of December 2020. These restrictions will be in place until at least March 5. Religious services may be held only online; places of worship may remain open for private prayer. Only ‘essential retail’ can open. Religious services are also banned in Level Four.
February 10, 2021
Vatican City, Feb 10, 2021 / 04:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis said on Wednesday that prayer can fortify us as we face the challenges of daily life.
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