Orwell was one of those indispensable geniuses who transcended politics, and who Catholics too need as part of their mental furniture
Mark Thompson vetoed a statue of George Orwell outside the BBC as a ‘Left-wing’ proposal. Winston Churchill would have disagreed
An 11-year-old girl with Down’s syndrome has fallen foul of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws. Should we really continue to support this anti-Christian country?
What will Mr Cameron say or do about this gross barbarity? Just carry on supporting Pakistan regardless?
The post-Olympic campaign for daily sport in state schools could lead to the cult of sporting excellence that makes private schools a hell for the unathletic
Two hours of sport a day is probably more than the state can afford: thank heaven for that, I say
Catholics for Romney surely now has lift-off, with the announcement as his vice-presidential candidate of a faithful and pugnaciously pro-life Catholic
Paul Ryan, Romney pointedly announced, is ‘a faithful Catholic’ who ‘believes in the worth and dignity of every human life’
Former Abbot Hugh Gilbert is turning out to be an impressive Bishop of Aberdeen. What a splendid Archbishop of Westminster he would have made…
I still believe the speculation that that’s what Rome would have preferred was true
Soon, the racist anti-Semite Marie Stopes will be on our stamps. Already, eponymous abortionists are menacing pro-life prayer. A mad world, or what?
The wealthy Marie Stopes International is legally threatening the use of rosaries in baby pink and blue
In the US, one chicken dish now symbolises either traditional families or rank homophobia: on the left, there’s an Orwellian campaign against marriage
In an American election year issues become fascinatingly over-the-top
We should respect minority religious laws, Muslim, Jewish or Hindu: but only if they accept our over-arching tradition of liberty under the law of England
Sharia law is in some respects incompatible with English law: where they clash, English law should prevail
Our Lady of Quito prophesied that in the 60s there would be spiritual catastrophe in the Church; then, through the faith of the just, a ‘complete restoration’
But first, there would be a total corruption of morals in society; this would affect the Church, too
The Bishops’ Conference has decided that Day for Life 2012 is all about the Olympic Games. Every year, it’s anything BUT what Pope John Paul intended
Evangelium Vitae was clear: it should principally be about ‘the seriousness of abortion and euthanasia’