Is this a gulf of incomprehension that simply can’t be bridged?
Sorry, Mr Weigel: the Irish Church has problems, but to call Ireland the ‘epicentre of European anti-Catholicism’ is simply wrong
There’s an obvious distinction between the governance of the Church and the essence of the faith
Another Irish nightmare: at Maynooth, they’re campaigning for abortion. But calm down; these days, there’s Maynooth and Maynooth
All the same, the story is all too symbolic of Irish life today
What is a ‘Christian fundamentalist’? Not Fr Longenecker, surely. But Anders Breivik approvingly quoted his blog: how creepy is that?
The fact is that even mass murderers agree with sensible people sometimes: you can’t keep quiet, just in case
If anybody tries to make you pay to enter an Anglican cathedral (built by the Catholic Church) refuse and enter anyway
You should, of course, make a voluntary contribution to its maintenance; but it’s your decision. They have no right to stop you
I wonder why Brussels isn’t interested? Maybe it approves
Both at the CDF and as Pope he has clearly directed that crimes must be reported to the civil authorities
Archbishop Chaput, the Pope’s man, has just been promoted to Philadelphia: we could do with a few appointments like that here
That depends on our new nuncio: and fingers crossed, he’s the Pope’s man too
However undesirable the News of the World may have become, we still owe Murdoch a debt of gratitude for Wapping
It’s time to get some sense of balance into this frenzied debate
CUT says that Catholics should unplug their televisions: but if we do, how shall we know what to fight?
Culture wars aren’t won by switching off