Surely priests (and seminarians) from other dioceses should be spending time with their patron saint? Not to mention the rest of us
Next summer, the incorrupt heart of the Curé d’Ars will be visiting the diocese of Shrewsbury; but why only Shrewsbury?
Euroscepticism has gone from mad to mainstream. The same thing will happen to ‘climate change’ scepticism
The history of science is the history of one collapsing consensus after another
After all, the Catholic Church in Malta thrived under the temporal authority of protestant governors
Professor Dawkins thinks that Jesus today would have been an atheist. But would Dawkins have paid any attention to Him?
Atheists like Dawkins have strange ideas about what we believe
How can we say that the new translation of the Mass has been well or badly received? Most parishes don’t have the text yet
We just can’t judge on the basis of Mass cards containing only the people’s parts
St Paul’s Cathedral may be closed over Christmas. The question is: will it really matter, even to Anglicans?
Anglican cathedrals aren’t the centre of their dioceses: and the St Paul’s clergy don’t all believe in Christmas
A lynch-mob is a frightful thing. But just as William Hague was right to say that we don’t approve of extra-judicial killings, is a judicial killing in cold blood any better?
If we are going to adopt morally superior attitudes, we had better be sure we are actually morally superior
The internet is full of fictional and tendentious stories posing as real news: the trouble is, many of us are only too willing to believe them
Are we all getting just a little gullible?
Too many children are being seized by social workers without good reason: why do these families have no protection from the Human Rights Act?
And why do the police so unquestioningly follow the instructions of the social services?