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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 scandal of the Soho Masses

The Westminster diocese is still encouraging grave sin by approving Masses for non-celibate gay people

My memories of Beryl Bainbridge are stamped with her wonderful eccentricity

Beryl Bainbridge at an Oldie party with John Mortimer and Tom Courtenay (Photo: PA)

She was yet another lapsed Catholic estranged by ‘the Spirit of Vatican II’

Another step forward for the Apostolic Constitution

The Archbishop of Canterbury addresses the General Synod (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

And poor old Rowan Williams is slapped down again

Cardinal Sodano is a catastrophe waiting to happen

Cardinal Sodano has blocked investigations of child abuse by senior Church figures (Photo: CNS)

His sinister record would give the press a field day if he was left in charge of the conclave

Our bishops supported Labour for so long that no one will listen if they criticise the Tories

Bishop Malcolm McMahon, chairman of the Catholic Education Service, co-operated with Schools Secretary Ed Balls over the sex education Bill

In fact, from a Catholic point of view, the coalition is doing rather well

Dr Jeffrey John is a man of integrity

Dr Jeffrey John was a candidate to become the next Bishop of Southwark (PA photo)

It is a sign of the theological incoherence of Anglicanism that he will not be appointed to Southwark

What on earth has happened to Cardinal Schönborn?

Cardinal Schönborn: there is 'an inconsistency between what he thinks and what he says' (CNS photo)

The one-time defender of orthodoxy has been causing an awful lot of trouble

Why can’t we win the World Cup?

Why can’t we win the World Cup?

Political correctness, of course