His own life was a pilgrimage of joyful suffering towards a closer union with Christ
His kidnapping five years ago has done the Palestinian cause no favours
Lord Nicholas Windsor has braved the Establishment – ie, his own family – by speaking out on abortion
The Queen’s cousin has set a fine example to fellow royals and fellow Catholics
The internet is full of fictional and tendentious stories posing as real news: the trouble is, many of us are only too willing to believe them
Are we all getting just a little gullible?
Too many children are being seized by social workers without good reason: why do these families have no protection from the Human Rights Act?
And why do the police so unquestioningly follow the instructions of the social services?
The recent scandals in the NHS highlight our society’s lack of respect for old people. We should offer more help to families caring for relatives, but we also have to change our attitude towards the elderly