I HAVE been working on a radio programme about the economics of the news business, and it makes me want to rush around like Private Frazer in Dad’s Army. We’re all doomed
THERE are some stories that are timeless: boy meets girl, triumph over tragedy, or simply tragedy over triumph. There are some stories that are immortal and simply cannot die, such as the revelation, fresh every year, that the Pope is Catholic
FOR an example of How Journalism Works, you would be hard put to beat the saga of the beard of the Bishop of London, the Rt Revd Richard Chartres
ONE thing emerges with complete clarity from the reports of last week’s Primates’ meeting: if ever the Archbishop of Canterbury were to look for a change in life, he could make a good living playing “Find the Lady” on Oxford Street
THE former Church Times columnist Giles Fraser argued in The Guardian that gay bishops ought to lie when asked about their sex lives. I disagree completely
"No one knows whether Bell was, in fact, guilty" Andrew Brown considers Charles Moore's defence of a former Bishop of Chichester
Andrew Brown praises the Mail Online's "informative" coverage of an anthropology story
Have the national newspapers grown tired of the CofE's tergiversations over the gay issue?
THANK goodness that Archbishop Welby, Cardinal Nichols, and, indeed, Pope Francis all — sort of — sanctioned the use of force against ISIS/ISIL/Daesh last week, and so avoided being lumped with Jeremy Corbyn and assorted Lefties in the newspapers’ lexicon of hate
IT IS a great disadvantage in a religious correspondent not to speak Italian. I mean, what on earth could this headline be trying to tell us: “Francesca Chaouqui, una bomba sexy che imbarazza il Vaticano”? It comes from Panorama magazine, which has added a lot of pictures to help...
EVERY once in a while, the central Church’s communications operation does something right, observes Andrew Brown