‘Little Women’ unwraps foibles of the human heart

by Christine Schenk in The National Catholic Reporter, 17 January 2019 Over the holidays I had the pleasure of taking my niece and two grandnieces to see the movie "Little Women." Directed by Greta Gerwig, the superb casting of the four March sisters includes Saoirse Ronan (Jo), whose breakout performance in "Lady Bird" (also directed…

The church must face its own role in violence against women Jan 7, 2020 by Jamie Manson

by Jamie Manson in The National Catholic Reporter (USA), 7 January 2020 Of all of the religious instruction classes that my mother took as a girl, one lesson in particular always seemed to stay with her: the day that the nun explained the church's teaching on divorce. A girl in the class asked the sister…

‘I Hear My Beloved’ – Cardinal Vincent Nichols Golden Jubilee Homily

Homily of Cardinal Nichols at his Golden Jubilee Mass, 21 December 2019 Year by year, and increasingly so, I love hearing the first Reading of our Mass today, from the Song of Songs. It is so full of emotion and of the language of love. I hear my Beloved. See how he comes leaping on…