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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

My scripture suggestions for Cameron, Clegg and Miliband

David and his wife Samantha at a cafe in Tuscany (Lorenzo Galassi/PA Wire)

Three books in particular spring to mind

Michael Voris is coming to London. Cafeteria Catholics watch out

Michael Voris speaks at a bloggers' meeting at a bar in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

His message is simple: we Catholics should be prepared to live our faith radically

Sorry, Mr Weigel: the Irish Church has problems, but to call Ireland the ‘epicentre of European anti-Catholicism’ is simply wrong

Abuse survivors confront Archbishop Diarmuid Martin outside St Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

There’s an obvious distinction between the governance of the Church and the essence of the faith