SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
William Oddie

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December 20, 2018
Every year for more than 30 years, GK Chesterton wrote five or six articles and a number of poems about Christmas. Chesterton’s friend and biographer Maisie Ward once wrote that she had an ambition to collect all of Chesterton’s writings on Christmas into one volume. But it was the writer Marie Smith who first assembled
December 21, 2017
Christmas, we all know (despite the common belief of non-Christians), is not the most important feast of the Christian year. We know that that is Easter, and that it is only in the Resurrection of Christ that the story of our salvation comes to its climax and its fulfilment. But Christmas does have about it
February 03, 2017
The Maltese bishops' guidelines on Communion mean that secular culture has triumphed over the Church
December 22, 2016
How does one begin to enter into such a mind as that of Joseph Ratzinger? How does one enter – more importantly – into such a spirituality, one at the same time so simple and yet so profound? These are large questions: the answer to them has been made accessible by the journalist Peter Seewald,
February 12, 2016
Things on the campaign trail are getting ugly (as well as grossly expensive). Is this all really unavoidable?
September 16, 2015
We republish the following blog, originally published on September 20, 2010, to mark the fifth anniversary of Benedict's papal visit to Britain
August 24, 2015
The Church, rightly perceived, is a thing of divine wonder, even though it so often looks like a thing of earth
August 13, 2015
This Pope doesn’t ‘do’ doctrine. His particular vocation as Supreme Pontiff may not be established for many years
August 06, 2015
This sort of thing used to happen all the time: are we now to expect a renewal of the Tablet’s old anti-traditionalist hostility?
August 06, 2015
Are we witnessing the beginnings of an international campaign of defiance against the Catholic moral law?
July 30, 2015
The ‘silent’ Pope Benedict has ways of being heard; and he is still being listened to
July 28, 2015
Underage girls are being fitted with contraceptive implants without parental consent: this has to stop
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