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August 19th 2016

How we stopped a Black Mass at Harvard

When misguided Harvard students teamed up with Satanists to arrange a Black Mass, the Catholic community had to step up

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Harvard University (AP)

How we stopped a Black Mass at Harvard

When misguided Harvard students teamed up with Satanists to arrange a Black Mass, the Catholic community had to step up

Ordinations at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville, Tennessee (CNS)

The true history of celibacy

The debate on married priests is damaged by myth-making. History shows that married men, if ordained, had to live continently

The Bank of England has cut interest rates (PA)

Debtors need our help

What practical measures can the Church take to help those who cannot pay their bills, and whose only recourse is to loan sharks or crime?

Porcelain figures depicting the Cultural Revolution on a stall in Beijing (AP)

How beating a class enemy became a favourite pastime in the China of Chairman Mao

Consigned to the scrapbook: Ukrainian child drug addicts helped by a pastor

Almost Holy is a compelling documentary that explores the controversial work of Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko, but the return of David Brent is a dispiriting affair

Isaiah, depicted by Michelangelo (1475-1564) on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling

Word This Week

The Twenty-first Sunday of the Year: Isaiah 66:18-21; Heb 12:5-7; Luke 13:22-30 (year c)