William Oddie

Our democracy is built on the fundamental principle that we are one nation and that there is one law for everyone

Is Fr Robert Byrne’s appointment a sign of things to come? How many more orthodox bishops can we now expect?

The trouble with using the Church as a scapegoat is that it allows society to avoid facing its own more serious sex abuse crisis

Episcopal attacks on politicians are just too easy; politicians are always unpopular. But the Government isn’t always to blame for much of for the real hardship

This is not a good start to his cardinalatial ministry; he admits that he might benefit from a ministerial briefing on the complexities of government policy. He should ask for one

Rabbi Dalin thinks that Pope Pius should be declared Righteous among the Nations: it would only be common justice if he were

Predictions that after the end of the Cold War we would see a clash of civilisations between Islam and the West have been borne out by events

Some commentators even take it as meaning that Pope Francis would have been in favour of the Soho Masses

There is now only one solution: permission must be given for the use of other authorised translations for the readings