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On respectability in society
Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa
Improbable Hagiographies: St. Lidwina
What strict quarantine might teach us
Biden Wants to Cloak His Administration in Catholicism: Don’t Let Him
On the Church as the home of unity
European Court of Human Rights
It isn’t just that Cameron is wrong when he claims we won’t be forced to conduct ‘gay marriages’ in church: that’s just what he’s telling his constituents
June 18, 2012
The ECHR has made the law quite clear: unless we repudiate the court, that’s what will happen
Margaret Forrester was fired by the NHS for giving a booklet on the effects of abortion to a colleague who made no complaint: how deep will this purge go?
June 04, 2012
Anti-abortion doctors are threatened with being struck off: now this totalitarian sacking. What’s next?
The Cross is ‘a requirement of the Christian faith’
May 02, 2012
Perhaps it is time we followed the example of Bishop Nazir Ali and Cardinal O'Brien
Will the UK courts and the ECHR really nullify the Government’s intention not to permit gay marriage in church? If so, what will the Soho Masses crowd do then?
April 25, 2012
More to the point, what will our bishops do to prevent them?
There are, we are told, 800 million people for whom the ECHR is the last recourse against tyrannical governments. But does this argument really hold water?
April 20, 2012
Tyrannical governments, unlike our own, just ignore the ECHR when they don’t like its judgments
‘New law will compel churches to offer same-sex marriages’
April 20, 2012
Barrister Neil Addison says that David Cameron's assurances to churches are worthless
The state does have the right to interfere in the bedroom
April 13, 2012
The European Court has confirmed once again that everything does not go
Abu Hamza is off to face US justice, and not before time. But the case of Babar Ahmad seems different: will he now undergo yet another extradition injustice?
April 11, 2012
He doesn’t even know the charges against him: so much for justice being seen to be done
Podcast: A ‘slap in the face’ for Cardinal Sarah
The Vatican’s Embarrassing SciFi Creche
News cycle making you anxious? I’ve found an antidote – and so much more
Keeping Quiet: The downside to “voluntary laicization”
Biden expected to overturn Trump administration restrictions on abortion within days
Defeated by Truth and Raging Against Honor
Why the Catholic Church Will Miss Donald Trump
Donald Trump Was Bad for the Catholic Church
Joe Biden’s Creed
Obituary: Paul Moore, ‘mad monk’ who blew the whistle on bank failure