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
Ukip policies are mostly either sensible or profoundly right. So until the Tories come to their senses I shall be voting for them
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
‘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…
Those who have protested against her are in any case mostly those from whom she rescued us
And I really can’t be doing with all this “emeritus” stuff. He’s still simply Pope Benedict to me
She believed also in truth, in faith, and in hope where there was despair; and she prayed for these things, too.
Without the welfare state, he says, Philpott would have been ‘decently employed’. Maybe it’s more likely he would still have been a criminal?
The adventure begins: and it’s going to be a bumpy ride
It’s not always easy or even possible. But hatred of the sinner rather than of the sin is always unChristian