Tim Stanley

A decade ago Tim Stanley joined the Catholic Church, the culmination of a journey that began with his family’s spiritualism and took in Marx and Anglicanism

Child Genius an uncomfortable watch with gifted children acting like adults

Penny Dreadful is a sublime reimagining of Victorian pulp fiction horror stories

In praise of a history documentary with an important cause at its heart

I’d love to see the political leaders woo us as the lights slowly go out

Jacob Rees-Mogg is the intelligent yet self-effacing star of Inside the Commons

The king is suspiciously slim in BBC Two’s blockbuster Wolf Hall

A Bill seeking to ban the practice is not being supported by the Government – so MPs will have to fight for it

Cardinal Burke was ridiculed for saying men are repelled by a ‘feminised’ Church. But he grasps that fathers have a huge influence over whether children grow up to be Mass-goers

We don’t mind if the Daleks are Scientologists, but please don’t let the Time Lord turn into a secular bore