Was he simply torn between good and evil? Or was it worse: did he do good so that evil might come of it?
When Jimmy Savile died, I reproached his obituarists for their cover-up of his faith. Now I have to ask: what was he thinking of during daily Mass?
We can’t understand the affair of the ill-tempered chief whip, Andrew Mitchell, or that leaked Downing Street police log, without the doctrine of original sin
Mitchell as Development Secretary was widely admired as a genuine idealist: our police, too, are respected for their dedication and courage: but what about Hillsborough?
The evidence is coming in. As the CDF predicted, allowing children to be adopted by ‘parents’ in gay unions is not in their best interests
A peer-reviewed study in a respectable journal has been conducted by a US academic who was accused by gay activists of misconduct, then vindicated
The number of ‘do not resuscitate’ (DNR) notices being imposed without consultation is now a national scandal. What will the BMA do about it?
It’s time for a few doctors to be prosecuted or struck off
We now know that Nick Clegg thinks (whatever he publicly says) that those opposed to ‘gay marriage’ are bigots. That’s why their rights will be removed
The new law will have far-reaching consequences for schools, hospitals, foster carers and public buildings – and that’s just the start
Dr Rowan Williams says that ‘aggressive secularism’ has nothing to do with persecution; Lord Carey and Bishop Nazir-Ali disagree. Who’s right?
Dr Williams speaks from the perspective of the high table and senior common room: but Dr Nazir-Ali has actually been persecuted
Cameron said he would legislate to protect religious rights at work: so why did his lawyers in Strasbourg this week deny the existence of these rights?
This is one promise Cameron has to be held to
As the Church prepares for the 50th anniversary of Vatican II, I ask: what did Pope John hope for?; also, ‘what unites Hans Küng and Daphne McLeod’?
The answer makes gloomy reading
They sneered at Bishop Gilbert’s suggestion that gay marriage would lead to unions between one man and two women. Well, now it’s happened
In Brazil, the unthinkable has come to pass. Why not?
A Muslim group forbids tomatoes ‘because they are Christian’. Will dialogue with Muslims ever be possible? Perhaps: but it won’t be easy
There are sane and moderate Muslims: but will they ever predominate?