Mon 21st Apr 2014 | Last updated: Sun 20th Apr 2014 at 22:21pm

Facebook Logo Twitter Logo RSS Logo
Hot Topics

Comments & Blogs

Morning Catholic must-reads: 19/01/12

Benedict XVI at this morning's general audience (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Is Damian Thompson right: are the English bishops trying to smother the ordinariate? If so, it’s time for Rome to act

Mgr Keith Newton, head of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, celebrates the ordinariate's first birthday at St James, Spanish Place (Photo: Mazur)

The US ordinariate has only just been founded: but already they have a principal church. Ours doesn’t: why is that?

The Iron Lady treats its heroine’s dementia sensitively

Should a film be made about Margaret Thatcher while she is still alive?

Margaret Thatcher’s confusion and memory loss is sad, but not quite tragic. Her life was not cut short too early: she fulfilled her potential in spades

No one has the right to occupy the Vatican

The police’s zero tolerance policy on demonstrations in St Peter’s Square is the only one possible

Morning Catholic must-reads: 17/01/12

Belgian police stand outside Church offices in Mechelen during an earlier raid in 2010 (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

Cardinal O’Brien is surely right about Scottish independence from England: but what about English independence from the Scots?

England flag and statue of Sir Bobby Moore at Wembley Stadium (AP Photo/Tom Hevezi)

Just as between England and Ireland, our relationship after independence would be less distorted by mutual resentment

Life is still valuable even when it is no longer useful

Jean Vanier, founder of L'Arche CNS photo by Nancy Wiechec

We need strong voices like Jean Vanier’s to fight against utilitarianism

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/01/12

Benedict XVI at yesterday's Angelus (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

If Turkey ever does join the EU, Sarah Ferguson will immediately be served with a European arrest warrant and on the next plane to Ankara

The Duchess of York has been charged by a Turkish court over a covert film she made for a documentary about the country's orphanages (PA photo)

This whole affair is one more example of how alien to the European mindset Turkish culture really is

Labour’s treatment of Catholics has doomed the Union

Protestors in Edinburgh call for a referendum Clerkson/Demotix/Demotix/Press Association Images

The United Kingdom looks doomed, but much blame must be placed on Labour’s alienation of its natural constituency north of the border