Ed West, Author at Catholic Herald

Ed West

Fighting fire with fire

This month a Christian army in Iraq achieved a spectacular victory when it drove ISIS out of the northern village of Badanah. As is...

The great lie of London

At around 9pm on Saturday September 1, 1666, London baker Thomas Farriner went to bed after a day making dry biscuits for the Royal...

Ed West: Welcome to the Reformation 2.0

One of the curious trends of recent years has been the rise of “the Radical Rich” – billionaires devoted to progressive social movements, whether...

What Francis really said about condoms

Pope francis’s in-flight press conferences have become the stuff of legend, a source of delight for journalists, confusion for the faithful and headaches for...

Meet the insufferable new elite

When I joined the Catholic Herald in September 2007, the American media were starting to talk up a junior senator from Illinois with a...