As the old saying goes, a way to a man's heart is through his stomach, so if you're looking to impress your better half this Valentine's Day, you can't go wrong with an amazing meal out. Cambridge is inundated with cosy and romantic restaurants. Whether you're after an intimate table for two at The Senate or a plate of Oysters from Loch Fyne, there are plenty of restaurants serving up mouthwatering and seductively delicious dishes in the city. It's hard to pick just a handful of the most romantic restaurants, but we've managed to whittle it down to our 12 favourite places to dine out on a date. Did we miss out your favourite? Let us know in the comments section below! Restaurant 22 This place is perfect for couples. From start to finish it offers a dining experience you'll never forget. The restaurant itself is small and intimate and the staff are knowledgeable about the menu and wines. We wouldn't be surprised if Restaurant 22 wins a Michelin Star - and if it doesn't it certainly … [Read more...] about The most romantic restaurants in Cambridge
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Malta is not a Catholic country, but an increasingly secular one that values individual choices, Roger Tirazona, chairperson of the Malta Humanist Association, has said. His comment followed a question put to him by The Malta Independent on Sunday about the 2017 census on attendance to Sunday Mass in Malta, which showed a steady decline. The census also showed that Sunday Mass attendance is projected to decline further until it bottoms out to zero in 2050. Tirazona says that we are witnessing the symptoms of a paradigm shift in the moral landscape in Malta. "These statistics cannot be ignored and cannot be seen in isolation either. I do not think that this is merely a question of the Church's 'marketing strategy' either." "Let us not forget that over the past decade Malta has legalised rights that do not adhere to any one doctrine, but which are instead founded on secular, humanist values of ethical reasoning and science." Tirazona refers to divorce and gay marriage as examples. "It is … [Read more...] about Malta is not a Catholic country but is becoming increasingly secular
The Gospel of Matthew tells the story of Three Kings who travelled from the east to visit Baby Jesus as he lay in a manger in Bethlehem, a feast that is marked today by the Catholic Church and brings to an end celebrations associated with Christ’s birth. There is no confirmation that the Wise Men were real rulers, although Balthasar is often represented as a king of Arabia, Melchior as a king of Persia, and Gaspar as a king of India. But the Bible speaks of gifts that they brought to Baby Jesus – gold, incense and myrrh. Various interpretations have been given on the symbolism behind these three gifts, but they are largely accepted as being representative of kingship on earth (gold), deity (incense) and death (myrrh). More than 2,000 years have passed since that day and the world has changed so much. But we take the opportunity of today’s feast of the Epiphany to give a more modern meaning to the three “gifts”, not necessarily affording them the same … [Read more...] about TMIS Editorial: Today’s gold, incense and myrrh
The movement for the score began on the Irish 22-metre line in the 38th minute of the second half and finished in the 43rd minute after 36 phases, some 40 metres out from the French goal line, with Sexton's drop goal. Not only did it win the match for Ireland, that drop goal led to us winning the Six Nations championship, the Grand Slam and, of course, ultimately set us up to beat the All Blacks at home for the first time. The icing on the cake came just before Christmas with Johnny Sexton being crowned World Rugby Player of the Year. Beat that, if you can. Noel Skinner How Ireland can again be the beacon it was beforeHugh Duffy's letter yesterday - coincidentally, the feast day of St John the Apostle, also known as St John the Evangelist - mentioned the growing influence of Catholicism in EU nations. Citing percentages of population for the Protestant and Eastern Orthodox churches, Mr Duffy is either unaware of, or chooses to ignore, the fact that both these churches are catholic, … [Read more...] about Letters to the Editor: ‘Sexton drop goal was single greatest score in international rugby history’
It's officially November and people are hanging up their Halloween costumes until next year and already thinking about what to put on their Christmas lists. It's easy to forget the religious origins of Halloween, but directly after the spookiest day of the year is the Christian holiday of All Saints' Day. Observed by Roman Catholics and most Protestant denominations around the world, All Saints' Day is an opportunity for worshippers to remember saints and martyrs throughout Christian history. Here's everything you need to know about All Saints' Day, including when it is and why Christians celebrate it: When is All Saints' Day? All Saints' Day - also known as All Hallows' Day or Hallowmas, is celebrated on November 1, the day after Halloween. It comes just after the pagan holiday of Samhain and coincides with the Mexican Day of the Dead festival and is directly followed by another Christian holiday, All Souls' Day. In Eastern Orthodox and associated Eastern Catholic churches, All … [Read more...] about All Saints’ Day 2018: What is it and why do Catholics celebrate it?