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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.

Should there be a Guild of Catholic Bloggers? And would it be dominated by ‘Taliban Catholics’?

Blogger Michael Voris is the keynote speaker at The*Other* Rome Blognic

Yes, there should: but let’s knock this ‘Taliban’ stuff on the head

If you want to explain why the pope respects the religious instincts of non-Catholics, read Pio Nono

A bust of Pope Pius IX in a Florida museum PA

Nostra Aetate is enough by itself; but if you are anti-Vatican II, have a look at Quanto conficiamur moerore

How the Ordinariate could influence liturgical developments in the Catholic mainstream

Mgr Keith Newton, the head of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham celebrating Mass

Traditional liturgical language will be part of the Anglican patrimony; and one day, we might be able to use it, too

To call the Pope’s meeting at Assisi a betrayal of the faith is an utter absurdity

Pope Benedict XVI speaks at a meeting of religious leaders at St Mary's University College Chapel in Twickenham, London (Toby Melville/PA Wire)

It’s about building ‘fraternity and peace’: anything wrong with that?

How many RE teachers actually care about the faith of their pupils? I’d like to know

Catholic school children wait for the Pope at Twickenham during the September 2010 papal visit AP Photo Peter Macdiarmid

Some bishops are demanding RE as part of the English Baccalaureate. But why? In Catholic schools, 90% lapse

Don’t vote Green, say bishops: they’re in favour of drugs, abortion and gay marriage and against religious freedom

Caroline Lucas, the leader of the Green Party in England and Wales and the party's only MP (Gareth Fuller/PA)

But that’s Australia: surely our own dear Greens are more wholesome? Don’t you believe it

The air strikes over Libya undoubtedly meet St Thomas’s conditions for a just war

Women in Benghazi rally in support of coalition strikes (CNS photo/Finbarr O'Reilly)

This is a risky venture: but the risk of doing nothing was much greater

Cardinal Bertone may be right to block the head of Caritas: but the way he has done it is a massive own goal

The Vatican has blocked the re-election of Dr Lesley-Anne Knight as secretary-general of Caritas Internationalis (Photo: CNS)

The Roman Curia has to learn both to communicate and to behave with more sensitivity

We should pray for all those clergy falsely accused of sexual abuse

Fr John Corapi, a well-known speaker and author, has been put on 'administrative leave' while an allegation against him is investigated (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, Catholic Spirit)

There are almost certainly far more of them than most of us realise

Fr Lombardi is wrong: the judgment on crucifixes isn’t about Europe’s Christian roots

A crucifix hangs in a school classroom in Rome (CNS photo/Reuters)

The judges just think that displaying a crucifix is harmless: so why not?