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

Let’s cease the jeremiads

Violence in Hackney, east London (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Bishop Finn: attacked by a columnist for the National Catholic Reporter (CNS photo)

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

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

Photo: PA

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

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

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?

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

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

Three books in particular spring to mind

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