Vigilance against the wiles of Satan, who roams the earth, seeking whom he may devour, is fundamental to the faith of the New Testament
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
Pope Benedict didn’t finish his final encyclical. His first, Deus Caritas Est, was started by Pope John Paul: couldn’t Pope Francis complete his last?
Even better; we now have two popes: why not the first joint papal document?
The Oxford ‘Asian grooming gang’ were not in fact all Asian. But they were all Muslim: is this a problem we are afraid to face?
It is in fact a dilemma for their religious community and not for the “Asian” community – if such a thing exists
Why did Cameron lose so many votes to Ukip last week? One important reason is the threat he continues to pose to the institution of marriage
If his ‘gay marriage’ bill is in the Queen’s speech, he will lose the next election
Soon the media will discover that, like all popes, this one is no liberal. Then they will turn against him; and normality will return
The Holy Father has his own idiosyncratic way of talking about the faith and of connecting with the faithful. But he really isn’t about to reinvent the papacy
Ken Clarke says Ukip voters are closet racists and loonies. Well, I’m not a racist. And Clarke would have had us in the eurozone: he’s the loonie, surely?
Ukip policies are mostly either sensible or profoundly right. So until the Tories come to their senses I shall be voting for them
Conviction politics is back, they say. But will the politicians keep it up; and do they really mean it?
If you believe that there is such a thing as truth, then you have to tell those who disagree with you, voters or not, that they are just wrong
Another episcopal attack on Catholic blogs. But we will not hold our tongues: and Aquinas and Newman are with us
‘If the faith is in imminent peril,’ said St Thomas, ‘prelates ought to be accused by their subjects, even in public.’ What a blogger he would have made…
The Dean of St Paul’s is right: it is not ‘appropriate’ to protest at Mrs Thatcher’s funeral. A funeral is about respecting another person’s humanity
Those who have protested against her are in any case mostly those from whom she rescued us
I knew I was going to have trouble with two popes; when we pray for the ‘Holy Father’, it’s still Benedict I think of. Fathers don’t resign: they just get old
And I really can’t be doing with all this “emeritus” stuff. He’s still simply Pope Benedict to me