Alex provides some reflections and advice on what to do near the end of Mass when we’re approaching the priest for Holy Communion and receiving Jesus.
Anna discusses some of the challenges faced by Christians in living faithfully in contemporary western culture.
Explaining the trinity is hard because of God’s transcendent nature. However, the doctrine is both rational and logical and we explore this here.
One of the oldest Christian practices, here we look at the reason Catholics use candles as both symbols and prayer intentions.
A common misconception amongst non-Catholics is that Catholics pray to Mary like she is a deity, in the same way that the ancient Greeks prayed to the goddess Athena, or Hindus pray to Shiva. Here, Mairead explains why Catholics pray to Jesus’ mother.
We chat with SPEC volunteer missionary Mia, 19, who is from the United States. She tells us about her experiences being an overseas missionary, including her recent trip to Nicaragua.
We take a look at the claim that Jesus is just a copycat of the Ancient Greek god Dionysus.
Alex gives a detailed recollection of his experiences from our summer pilgrimage to Rome last month.
In our final reflection on Rome, we look at how pilgrimages are a wonderful opportunity to delve deeper into the mysteries of existence.
A beautiful Mass and the English College, following by visiting Nettuno and the shrine of Saint Maria Goretti, we’ve had another great day on our Italian pilgrimage.