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The resulting Islamophobia would be an even greater disaster

Pope Benedict is the object of widespread calumnies

The priority is to start the fightback over child abuse

Photo: PA

Van Rompuy is right: Turkey is not, and will never be, a part of Europe

The Cipriani in Venice

Is tourism the new world religion?

Yet again, it’s the season of long haul flights to paradise and of ‘holidays in hell’

Bishop Kieran Conry pictured with Pope Benedict XVI in January

When it comes to evangelisation, the two of them seem to be heading in opposite directions

Conrad Black is routinely described by the BBC as "disgraced" even though his conviction is likely to be set aside (Photo: PA)

But his enemies here will never accept his vindication, whatever the US Supreme Court says

The Beatles grew up in Liverpool at a time when Catholic children learnt all the basic prayers by heart (CNS file photo/Capitol Records)

Their songs included powerful and touching hymns to Mary and to creation

Cardinal Ouellet's views on abortion have made him unpopular among feminists in Canada (Photo: CNS)

He is an excellent choice as prefect of the Congregation for Bishops. But Cardinal Pell would have been better

The scandal of the Soho Masses

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

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’