SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
William Oddie

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January 16, 2014
Some commentators even take it as meaning that Pope Francis would have been in favour of the Soho Masses
January 14, 2014
There is now only one solution: permission must be given for the use of other authorised translations for the readings
January 07, 2014
This was a historic event not just for the Ordinariate but for the English Catholic Church as a whole: Catholics should give them financial help
December 18, 2013
Conservatives are suspicious of, liberals excited by, the consultation of the laity on church teachings on contraception, same-sex marriage and divorce. But the teachings won’t change
December 11, 2013
The ONS may even include civil partnerships: marriage statistics could provide figures only on “legally recognised partnerships”: its statistics will be meaningless
December 06, 2013
Where Cranmer was deliberately ambiguous in his language, the CDW has removed his ambiguities: in this context, you might suppose he never apostasised
December 03, 2013
Thanks to Pope Francis the ordinariate is no longer only for former Anglicans
November 29, 2013
This really was what at one time I would have called 'my bible': seeing that Bertrand Russell was just wrong wasn’t easy
November 27, 2013
The Australian captain told one English player to ‘get ready for a broken arm’. Is this really what the Ashes is all about now?
November 21, 2013
These brave women have taken their cause to the Supreme Court in London. This is now a vital test case. SPUC have taken on the costs: they urgently need our financial help
November 19, 2013
As attendance at Mass and the confessional ‘soars’, his pastoral strategy is looking clearer; who knows? The ‘Francis effect’ may even prove durable
November 14, 2013
He has, says Sandro Magister, inaugurated a ‘twofold communicative register’, the existence of which the Press has simply not caught up with. Maybe it never will.