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Stuart Reid

Stuart Reid

Stuart Reid was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, and went to Ampleforth. Since 2008 he has been writing the Charterhouse column for the Catholic Herald. He was deputy editor of the Spectator under Boris Johnson.

Why Catholics will love Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston with series  creator Vince Gilligan (PA)

Most telly is filth but Breaking Bad is seriously good

Let’s stop whingeing and moaning, and instead give thanks for the city of brotherly love

Philadelphia in the sunshine. In the 1730s, it was the only city in the British Empire where Mass could be celebrated in public (Photo: PCVB)

Philadelphia glorifies God in a beautiful autumn surprise

Why we should love and respect France, the Eldest Daughter of the Church and our new best friend

David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy exchange copies of the new treaty at the Anglo-French summit this week (Photo: PA)

The new defence deal is a triumph. Many will feel it does not go far enough

Mel Gibson may be an alcoholic, a sedevacantist and an anti-Semite – but he has my sympathy

Mel Gibson on the set of How I Spent My Summer Vacation (AP Photo/The Brownsville Herald, Yvette Vela)

Hollywood has turned against him: he has been dropped from the cast of Hangover 2

Jack Valero is absolutely right when he says that the English media are not anti-Catholic

Jack Valero is absolutely right when he says that the English media are not anti-Catholic

Let’s not forget that Rupert Murdoch is a papal knight

I’m at Hyde Park, trying to be tolerant. Thank God for the beautiful Mass this morning

I’m at Hyde Park, trying to be tolerant. Thank God for the beautiful Mass this morning

I’d better pull myself together and get with the programme

What Boris said to the Pope and the Pope said to Boris

Boris meets the Pope at Heathrow, Terminal 4

The Holy Father met the Mayor of London last night

What will Boris Johnson say to the Holy Father?

Boris Johnson is a Catholic - although not what newspapers call 'a devout Catholic' (Photo: PA)

And what should he guard against?

The BBC has done very well so far – even risking the wrath of humanists

The BBC has done very well so far – even risking the wrath of humanists

The Independent, for a start, isn’t happy

If Britain is the geopolitical epicentre of the culture of death, where do we put North Korea and China?

North Koreans pay tribute to Kim Il Sung, the country's founder Kyodo)

Exaggeration does us no favours in the abortion debate