We republish the following blog, originally published on September 20, 2010, to mark the fifth anniversary of Benedict’s papal visit to Britain
The Church, rightly perceived, is a thing of divine wonder, even though it so often looks like a thing of earth
This Pope doesn’t ‘do’ doctrine. His particular vocation as Supreme Pontiff may not be established for many years
This sort of thing used to happen all the time: are we now to expect a renewal of the Tablet’s old anti-traditionalist hostility?
Are we witnessing the beginnings of an international campaign of defiance against the Catholic moral law?
The ‘silent’ Pope Benedict has ways of being heard; and he is still being listened to
Underage girls are being fitted with contraceptive implants without parental consent: this has to stop
It’s just as bad in the Church of England, and worse in society at large
It went largely unreported: now, it should be constantly reiterated. If it is, this could be one of the great pontificates