Saturday, 13 August 2011

London Burning: An Ignatian Perspective on the UK Riots

We've all seen the images from the riots in England: burning cars, buses and shops; 'feral' youth rampaging across high streets, breaking into shops and stealing anything they can get their hands on; policemen and women struggling to catch offenders who are more mobile and tech-savvy than they are; a grandmother courageously railing against the nihilism of the rioters; an Asian student being mugged even as his muggers pretend to help him; a heartbroken father calling for peace between communities at risk of racial war. British society is engaged in its deepest examination of conscience in a while.

Catholic New Media Awards ... Voting is Now Open

The voting for the Catholic New Media Awards 2011 is now officially open.

Catching Fire has been nominated in five categories:
  • Best Blog by a Religious
  • Best Group Blog
  • Best Written Blog
  • Most Spiritual Blog
  • People's Choice Blog
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