Comment and Features

It was a mistake to think that Ofsted could be relied upon to adopt a sensible approach to promoting British values in schools

Thomas Merton was funny, daring and loquacious. That got him into trouble with the Church authorities, but it didn’t stop him becoming a great modern spiritual guide

Churchill imbibed, and served up, the classic Victorian Anglican version of our island story

We laugh at ludicrous anti-Catholic conspiracies. But we underestimate how many minds they poison, thanks to the latest developments in digital technology

What makes a jihadist and an IRA leader lay down their weapons? Not tough new anti-terror laws that offer us a false sense of security

Cardinal Burke was ridiculed for saying men are repelled by a ‘feminised’ Church. But he grasps that fathers have a huge influence over whether children grow up to be Mass-goers

Pope Francis arrived at a moment of rare national harmony, with genuine hopes for renewal

This experience of exile taught the future pope that authentic sources of purification and renewal could be found there

Unless we act quickly, Islamism will ensure that the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia are Christian-free within a generation

Britain’s gutless churches are partly to blame for our synthetic, petulant outrage whenever we decide we’ve been ‘offended’