William Oddie

‘The fun of Christmas,’ Chesterton believed, ‘is founded on the seriousness of Christmas’

The Maltese bishops’ guidelines on Communion mean that secular culture has triumphed over the Church

Things on the campaign trail are getting ugly (as well as grossly expensive). Is this all really unavoidable?

We republish the following blog, originally published on September 20, 2010, to mark the fifth anniversary of Benedict’s papal visit to Britain

The Church, rightly perceived, is a thing of divine wonder, even though it so often looks like a thing of earth

This Pope doesn’t ‘do’ doctrine. His particular vocation as Supreme Pontiff may not be established for many years

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?

Are we witnessing the beginnings of an international campaign of defiance against the Catholic moral law?