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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.

President Obama is right about Osama: ‘justice has been done’

A man hangs photos of Osama bin Laden at the  National Press Club in Islamabad (AP Photo/B K Bangash)

But we ‘Crusaders’ need now to behave with extreme care: the Muslim world is a tinder-box

William and Catherine have returned to the monarchy’s Christian origins

Prince William and Catherine Middleton exchange rings in front of the Archbishop of Canterbury (Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

This royal wedding was a much more serious occasion than the last one

Sunday’s beatification will be of a holy pope who began the fightback against the smoke of Satan

John Paul II's greatest achievement was to defend the stable and objective character of Catholic teaching (Photo: CNS)

It will take 100 years to recover from the 1960s and 70s: but John Paul set us back on course

A plea to Archbishop-designate Stack: tell the people of Cardiff that you believe in Our Lady’s intercession

Archbishop-designate George Stack caused controversy by appearing to cast doubt over the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Photo: PA)

It’s urgent that he explains his speech to the General Synod

Wearing the burqa in our streets is a hostile act: the French are right to ban it

A woman wearing a burqa walks past St Silas the Martyr Anglo-Catholic church in Kentish Town, London (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Our refusal to do the same has nothing to do with toleration: we just don’t have the political courage

Archbishop Martin says Irish-American sentimentalism is incomprehensible: but it’s dangerous too

Archbishop Martin says Irish-American sentimentalism is incomprehensible: but it’s dangerous too

It hasn’t just been about singing ‘Danny Boy’: in Ulster it’s meant death and destruction

Actually to publish the mistranslated Italian version of Youcat was unpardonably sloppy and amateurish

Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn at the launch of YouCat on St Peter's Square (AP Photos)

Why, by now, haven’t we learned the huge importance of accurate translation?

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