SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Vatican II
November 26, 2015
Vatican II was intended as a call to unity and evangelism, but its legacy has been an escalation of intra-Catholic wars. It is time to embrace John XXIII’s original vision
November 26, 2015
The friends of Francis are urging him to take a revolutionary step after the synod. But there are good reasons why he might reject their advice
November 24, 2015
The prayer was revised by Benedict XVI in 2008 after he permitted wider celebration of Mass in the Extraordinary Form
November 05, 2015
When Benedict XVI was in his prime choirmasters quietly reintroduced chant and polyphony to Catholic parishes. But it may have been too little too late
October 07, 2015
Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
October 01, 2015
Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
September 23, 2015
The Instrumentum Laboris is at best theologically thin and tirelessly moralistic
July 21, 2015
The heart of St Philip’s apostolate is beating strong half a millennium after his birth