Stuart Reid

Militant atheists seem less likely than Christians to fall for wackadoo conspiracy theories

The American way with criminals is at times barbaric. Take the case of Ronnie Lee Gardner, executed by firing squad after 25 years of near-solitary confinement

The Holy Father’s trip to Britain will be miserable for everyone if we don’t change our tone

The Protect the Pope website seems to present Catholics as a ‘victim group’. But let’s keep our dignity, and not whine about our rights

The Vatican seems to have denied the story in 2007. Plus, there is footage of the Pope celebrating Mass, in the Ordinary Form, in his private chapel

The victim of his crime, Samantha Geimer, wants the case dropped. To bang him up would be cruel and vengeful

We may be about to witness the first fruits of Pope Benedict’s Anglicanorum coetibus. But not everyone is rejoicing

You don’t have to be a doctor to know that Mel is in trouble. And his Holy Family Church is not helping

Some have been learnt – the idea, for instance, that Britain should have stayed out of Iraq. But others have not

Dear Beryl Bainbridge died today at the age of 75. She was a wonderful woman, and a Catholic for a while