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The Malaysian riots’ victim is a brilliant ambassador for his country and his faith

Mohammad Ashraf Haziq, the Malaysian student who had his jaw broken by rioters, and was then robbed, pictured at a press conference

But where were the Catholics in all this?

Why didn’t the looters’ parents know where they were? Why didn’t they teach them about right and wrong? Answer: society has undermined the family

We need to back the authority of parents, police, teachers. ‘Children’s rights’ has led to disaster

World Youth Days are not debauched rock festivals, but joyful encounters with Christ

Pope Benedict XVI leads Benediction at World Youth Day in Sydney (CNS photo)

Let’s cease the jeremiads

I hope these riots are a wake-up call. Otherwise, London could end up as lawless as Nairobi

Violence in Hackney, east London (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Tough decisions lie ahead

Is the National Catholic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) out to get Fr Z? If so, they would be wise to think again

Bishop Finn: attacked by a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter (CNS photo)

Persecuting orthodox bishops is one thing: but this target bites back

My summer reading list: Virgil and Dickens. All the best writers are long dead

Virgil is wiser than Homer; Dickens is at his best in The Pickwick Papers

Has a Dutch-style ‘Tesco spirituality’ spread to the English Church, too?

Photo: PA

A Protestant minister in the Netherlands believes there is no life after death and that God is a ‘human experience’

Only journalists can clean up the tabloid gutter

Kirk Douglas plays megalomaniac journalist Chuck Tatum in Ace in the Hole

A 168-year-old newspaper has sunk into the filth. The truth, I suspect, may never emerge fully

Secular pundits want the Pope to change his ‘policies’. How can we explain that he can’t?

At the election of Pope Benedict XVI commentators wondered which policies he was likely to change (PA photo)

Is this a gulf of incomprehension that simply can’t be bridged?

My heart sank when I heard the Pope’s holiday reading advice

Benedict XVI told pilgrims this week that some books in the Bible could be read in an hour (CNS photo)

I’m not sure I can sit on the beach, surrounded by grandchildren, and read the Book of Job