Taking away Rupert Murdoch’s papal knighthood would be unpleasantly self-righteous. We’re supposed not to avoid sinners
And the death of the News of The World, for all its remaining faults, is nothing to crow about
The vigil before John Paul II’s beatification was an intoxicating experience for one new convert. I wish I could have gone
Its gossip stories invaded people’s privacy and were never justified by the public interest
Or does his financial support of the Church make him a worthy Knight of St Gregory?
‘The world owes God to the Jews,’ wrote Chesterton; if anything he was pro-Jewish rather than – as the calumny alleges – anti-Semitic
He was one of the few convinced anti-racists of his time: the allegation just doesn’t add up
The problem, says the Pope, is denying the transcendent dimension of man: but some people are still going on about ‘structures of injustice’