I MAY be wrong, but it doesn’t look to me that the long-threatened schism is going anywhere very much
THERE is a bitter satisfaction for any working journalist in Private Eye’s “From The Message Boards” column, which reproduces, with startling accuracy, the illiterate angry entitlement of online comments that appear beneath what we write
THE war on Christmas starts earlier every year. Still, I don’t think that any paper has ever gone so far, so early, as The Sunday Telegraph did this year with the front-page splash “‘Political correctness a threat to Christmas'"
I AM beginning to think that the Archbishop of Canterbury would be rather good at walking through a Swedish forest. The tracks there have a habit of suddenly disappearing into a bog. The trick is to put your foot down only where there is rock beneath — but you cannot tell from the surface whether it...
TO START with, a trip down memory lane. The archives of Damian Thompson’s Holy Smoke blog have disappeared from the internet, and I stopped reading and clipping it many years ago. So there is little evidence of his prolonged campaign to promote and encourage what became the Ordinariate.
As recently ...
I RETURN from holiday to discover something terrifying has happened: for only the second time since the beginning of July, my monitoring of the Mail Online site reveals more mentions of “Brexit” than of the Kardashians.
What on earth can this portend? If only their astrologer had not died unexpec...
HOWEVER hard the Religious Right in the United States tries, it is difficult to make Donald Trump — the man who has been known to refer to taking communion as “having my little cracker” — bear even the appearance of a man of faith
AUGUST, and a preternatural calm has descended on news desks after a frenetic few months. After the excitements of the Brexit referendum, and the subsequent changes in the Government, what used to be called the “silly season has arrived
THERE are two big stories this week; so let’s start instead with a wonderful Daily Mail headline: “Could Pokemon Go revive the Church of England?”
I AM writing this as reports come in of two men entering a church in a suburb of Rouen, capturing the tiny congregation, and cutting the throat of the elderly priest who had been celebrating mass, before themselves being shot dead by the police
A COUPLE of unusually illuminating pieces in The Guardian this week. One was by Canon Giles Fraser on the Christianity of Theresa May; another was by Nazia Parveen, on the conversion of refugees