The Pope has established himself as a pastor; now, he must assume his role as teacher and defender of the faith in a secular culture
There’s a lot of talk about the Pope’s ‘hundred days’. That makes me nervous: Napoleon’s, after all, did not end well for him
How come that empty papal chair has become so widely interpreted as symbolic, even sinister? Is this part of a curial anti-Francis conspiracy?
What exactly is the meaning of that ‘Enigma of the Empty Chair’? Everyone seems agreed that there must be one
The Holy Father says he is too ‘disorganised’ to reform the Roman Curia. But the corruption has to be driven out. What he needs is a Godly hit man
That can, surely, only be his new Secretary of State, who should know the Vatican well but not be of it. There is one obvious candidate
Pope Francis, as I hoped, will complete Pope Benedict’s unfinished encyclical: it will be a striking illustration of the hermeneutic of continuity
It would have been a kind of tragedy if this “strong document” had been privately published
I was wrong and uncharitable to suggest that the Pope should not be meeting Archbishop Welby. But about our relationship with Anglicanism I got it right
Above all, ARCIC is the institutionalisation of the indifferentism which has so weakened faith in the parishes since the Sixties
On Friday, the Pope will meet Archbishop Welby. So, why do we continue talking to the Anglicans after they have so wilfully made unity impossible?
To behave as though women priests and gay bishops make no difference to our relations is to do violence to the truth
The Archbishop of Canterbury made a good speech against the gay marriage Bill: but why did he grovel to the government?
The contribution of the Anglican bishops was feeble: what are they there for?
Pope Francis is under attack for saying that outside the Church there is no salvation: it’s a “poke in the eye” says one Presbyterian. Here is why he’s wrong
It’s hardly a personal opinion: these people seem to think that Popes just spend their time spouting their own prejudices
Thank God for the Catholic Truth Society, semper fidelis: more a cornucopia than a publishing company
English Catholics owe the CTS a debt of gratitude which is rarely expressed as it should be
The secular media is beginning to think that Pope Francis is obsessed by the devil: but the Holy Father simply teaches what Our Lord did
Vigilance against the wiles of Satan, who roams the earth, seeking whom he may devour, is fundamental to the faith of the New Testament