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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.

The MacMillan affair flags up a real and present danger to the new Mass translation

The choir sings at the beatification of Cardinal Newman at Cofton Park (PA)

The trendy 1970s reactionaries are still in business

Attacks build up on the ‘Taliban’ and the ‘McCarthyites’ of the Catholic blogosphere

Michael Voris, of RealCatholicTV.com, and Fra Roderic Mary, of AirMaria.com, might be described by the New York Times as 'Catholic Taliban'

But all they want is to get the Church back for the faith

Our Government will be funding the work in China of the world’s largest abortion provider

A maternity ward in Wuhan, Hubei province, China (Photo: AP)

Is that really what you want your taxes to be spent on?

Catholic Anglicans: don’t be taken in by this incoherent scheme to undermine the Ordinariate

The Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda aims to copy the Ordinariate – except it will not be in communion with the pope

The Society of St Wilfrid and St Hilda is not a credible alternative

What Peter Robinson wants is a religious scorched earth policy

Educating Catholics and Protestants in separate schools is a 'benign form of apartheid', according to Northern Ireland's First Minister, Peter Robinson (Photo: PA)

The Church is doing better in Ulster against the new secularism than the Protestant churches

A Herald blogger gets readers who wouldn’t be seen dead reading the paper’s print edition

Many unlikely readers end up on CatholicHerald.co.uk thanks to Google

This can be unnerving: how to proceed?

Like everyone else 30 years ago, the Church failed to understand paedophilia

Some respected campaigners even regarded it as a civil right

It was surely praying at their ‘makeshift shrine’ that kept the Chilean miners sane

Four miners carry a statue of San Lorenzo, the patron saint of miners, to the rescue shaft at the San Jose mine in Chile

One of their first requests, after a crucifix, was for statues of Our Lady and the saints

Removing child benefit makes sense – but not if it punishes couples for marrying

David and Samantha Cameron at the Conservative party conference in Birmingham (Photo: PA)

This unintended consequence has to be dealt with as a matter of urgency

I disagree with George Weigel – you don’t kick an atheist while he’s down

George Weigel says the secularists are in danger of becoming a Paisley 2.0. Above, the Rev Ian Paisley protests against the Pope's visit in Edinburgh (PA)

If our bishops put the boot in to the New Atheists now, wouldn’t that rebound on us?