SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Vocation
January 11, 2021
I started counting the days since anyone had touched me: back in March, a friend hugged me good-bye. The day before my world collapsed. At least we hugged each other. What day was that? No idea. What month, then? March. That was March. Then April came. The churches closed. This was … June? July? What day is it? What month is it? At least I know the year.
February 13, 2020
On the whole I am inclined to prefer the flagrant commercialism of St Valentine’s Day to that of Halloween.  There’s space for such celebration if to recall that there is magic in discovering you can be loved not just as someone’s friend, confidant or brother, but as the object of their desire because, as the
September 05, 2016
Two books highlight a pair of doctors who truly recognised the privileged position they were in
July 26, 2016
The Pope said smartphones and computers offer 'useful help', but should not 'become an obstacle'
March 24, 2016
She never had any children, but as a dormitory mistress she lavished her maternal gifts on us
March 07, 2016
Despite the pleas of her mother - and quite a few marriage proposals - Elizabeth refused to abandon her vocation
December 15, 2015
In the past 50 years, the number of religious brothers has decreased drastically
September 24, 2015
The Church is accused of being 'out of touch' in the results of a Church wide survey looking at family and married life
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