For the sake of political posturing and ending ‘discrimination’ against women and Catholics, David Cameron is opening the monarchy up to secularisation. It is political vanity for which future generations will pay a high price
The treatment of Gaddafi’s corpse was a disgrace – and now he is with God we can pray for him, as we pray for all the dead
Iris Murdoch’s fiction still stands up 30 years after its publication, but what about the moral questions it posed?
His theology derives from experience: he is the great enlightener of the need for grace
Now it is too late: the law has taken its course and the law, once it gets going, is difficult to stop
His kidnapping five years ago has done the Palestinian cause no favours
The recent scandals in the NHS highlight our society’s lack of respect for old people. We should offer more help to families caring for relatives, but we also have to change our attitude towards the elderly
The details of the case have been distressing: surely the jury can hear these in private?
Let us hope they will be more careful in future
The fine parish church of St Jacques in Compiègne has a side chapel dedicated to 16 Carmelites martyred in the Revolution