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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

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

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

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

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

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

The bishops of England, Wales and Scotland with Benedict XVI at St Mary's College, Oscott (Matt Cardy/PA Wire)

This has been going on ever since the papal visit: long may it continue

A copy of the most recent John Jay report into the causes of the clerical abuse crisis in the United States (Photo: CNS)

The trouble with scapegoats is that they deflect attention from the real problem

President Obama drinks a Guinness in Hayes Bar in Moneygall, County Offaly, during his visit to Ireland (Photo: Press Association)

Obama’s crude bid for the Irish American vote deserves to fail

Sir Fred Goodwin, former chairman of RBS (Photo: Press Association)

But such is the obsession with these things that only 1 in 5 agree