Category - saints

  • 4 Oct 2014

    A war between Christians and Muslims which seems never-ending. Religious leaders who tell the faithful that if they die fighting a ‘holy war’ they will have eternal life. This was the scenario in the Crusades of the mediaeval period, and the religious leaders who promised such rewards for martyrdom were the Popes, the leaders of Christendom.

  • 6 Dec 2012

    At their recent plenary meeting, the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales reflected on the tragedy afflicting Syria and Gaza.

  • 15 Jan 2011

    The Catholic Archbishop of Westminster has welcomed the announcement by the Pope that the late John Paul II will be beatified on 1 May in Rome.

  • 4 Oct 2010

    The Communion of Saints is not a term which comes readily to a Quaker's tongue. But an encounter with two Friends – one living and one three centuries dead - has prompted me to look past the difficulty of these words in search of their true meaning.

  • 2 Apr 2010

    The seventh and final installment in a series of 2010 Lent and Holy Week blogs from Willard Roth focusing on places of particular spiritual intensity and interest across Britain and Ireland.

  • 25 Mar 2010

    The sixth in a series of 2010 Lent blogs from Willard Roth focusing on places of particular spiritual intensity and interest across Britain and Ireland.

  • 19 Mar 2010

    The fifth in a series of 2010 Lent blogs from Willard Roth focusing on places of particular spiritual intensity and interest across Britain and Ireland.

  • 17 Mar 2010

    The fourth in a series of 2010 Lent blogs from Willard Roth focusing on places of particular spiritual intensity and interest across Britain and Ireland.

  • 10 Mar 2010

    Australia - described in the 19th century by a Scottish church minister as "the most Godless place under heaven" - will get its first Catholic saint later this year.

  • 4 Mar 2010

    The third in a series of 2010 Lent blogs from Willard Roth focusing on places of particular spiritual intensity and interest across Britain and Ireland.