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William Oddie

William Oddie

Dr William Oddie is a leading English Catholic writer and broadcaster. He edited The Catholic Herald from 1998 to 2004 and is the author of The Roman Option and Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy.

Liberation theology is dead but not departed; it still occasionally twitches

Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was a stern critic of liberation theology as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (AP Photo/Massimo Sambucetti)

The problem, says the Pope, is denying the transcendent dimension of man: but some people are still going on about ‘structures of injustice’

The Ordinariate’s liturgy is beginning to emerge: it will show us what might have been if the Ecclesia Anglicana had remained Catholic

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Solemn Evensong and Benediction at Blackfriars, Oxford (Photo: Br Lawrence Lew, OP)

The riches of the true Anglican patrimony will now at last be reunited with their source

Eucharistic adoration could transform the English Church in the not too distant future

A Eucharistic 'flashmob' in Preston

It’s not just in the discernment of individual vocations where its power will be felt

Fr Kit the ‘monster’ and the kindly priest I knew didn’t just seem like different people: they were different people

The greatly loved Fr Kit Cunningham will be remembered by most people for the terrible crimes he committed

He had been granted the grace of ‘time for amendment of life’; and he had used it well

Chesterton’s prophetic voice, now increasingly being heard once more, is still relevant to the new age

Chesterton’s prophetic voice, now increasingly being heard once more, is still relevant to the new age

As a Catholic apologist, Chesterton was Newman’s successor: but his influence extended far beyond the Church

I agree: the BBC favours ‘the right to die’. But watch out. That’s a phrase with a sinister history

Terry Pratchett stands outside the Houses of Parliament (Lewis Whyld/PA Wire)

The German medical profession accepted ‘assisted dying’ for compassionate reasons in the 1920s. Then came the 1930s

I was wrong to be rude to Rowan Williams; but I wasn’t critical enough of his anti-coalition attack

Dr Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, talks to Margaret Thatcher in 1983 (PA photo)

The archbishop’s arguments were derived from Left-wing politics, not the Christian religion

Rowan Williams has exposed his ignorance and crass insensitivity yet again

Dr Rowan Williams says the Coalition Government is introducing radical, long-term policies 'for which no one voted' (PA photo)

That’s a nuisance; it means that our own bishops will now be cautious when they ought to speak out

Curiouser and curiouser: the Pope has now turned the Book of Common Prayer (well, quite a bit of it) into a Catholic liturgy

Blackfriars' chapel in Oxford, where later this month an Evensong and Benediction will be celebrated by the Oxford ordinariate group. Photo: Br Lawrence Lew, OP

Evensong and Benediction at Blackfriars: what next?

A major centre for Eucharistic Adoration and the Old Mass? It’s the latest episcopal surge forward

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Bishop Davies is striking a blow for the reform of the reform