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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.

Cardinal Conway was wrong to send a terrorist priest to another parish

A 1972 photo of the wreckage at Claudy (PA wire)

Imagine discovering that you have regularly received the sacraments from a mass murderer

Prison officers are sceptical that Jon Venables is really repentant for his sins

Jon Venables, in a police photo from 1993 (Photo: PA)

But even if they believed him, they would still be out for retribution, not rehabilitation

The papal visit souvenirs are too tasteful – I say bring back the Benny Bear

This teddy bear T-shirt was sold during the Pope's trip to America in 2008 alongside the fluffy white "Benny Bear" (Photo: CNS)

Where, oh where is the gaudiness (and enthusiasm) we expect from Catholic tat?

Closing a Catholic adoption agency is not in the ‘interests of children’

Our descendants will look back in amazement at the gullibility of our age

How anti-Christian is the Green movement?

Cardinal Pell has got it right: the Green ethic IS designed to replace Judaeo-Christianity

Did Mr Cameron say anything to President Zardari about his country’s blasphemy laws?

David Cameron shakes hands with Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari at Chequers (Peter Macdiarmid/PA Wire)

The dysfunctional, corrupt and intolerant nature of the Pakistani state bodes ill for the flood victims

The Anglican Ordinariate will happen; and it will be a blessing for the English Church

The Right Revd Geoffrey Rowell, the third Anglican Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe (Steve Parsons/PA Wire)

But don’t hold your breath: it will take years

Is the crusade against man-made global warming the new world religion?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that man-made global warming is incontrovertible (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, file)

The Methodist Church is limbering up for an infallible declaration

The Telegraph may just have made a peaceful papal visit more likely

The former Telegraph offices on Fleet Street (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

The anti-papal media – including the BBC – will now have to watch their step

Now we have real evidence – sexual abuse is not a ‘Catholic problem’

But we still have a fight ahead: the media are out to get us