Category Archives: Christianity

Published on
25 November 2020

‘Stay, Stay Your Sacrilegious Hands!’

Attacks on churches by Islamists in Europe are now commonplace. In 2018 there were 877 acts that damaged church property in France. There are no official statistics for 2019 church burnings, but there were 1,063 anti-Christian attacks. More alarming still are the attacks that have occurred during the course of the riots that have recently […]

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Published on
24 October 2020

A Recent Contrived Controversy

Recent comments made by Pope Francis about same-sex unions have raised quite a stir. In a new documentary ‘Francesco’, about the present Pontiff’s life, Pope Francis says, ‘homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be […]

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Published on
14 February 2020

What about the Christians?

Western military intervention in the Middle East, however well-intentioned its perpetrators may have been – or wished to be seen as – has often caused more problems than it has solved. The Gulf Wars had a disastrously destabilising effect on Iraq and the surrounding regions, and they created the conditions for radical Islamic extremism to […]

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Published on
12 December 2019

‘Oh Captain! My Captain!’: The West’s Dearth of Leadership

Democracy is seen by most people, much of the time, as one of the brightest jewels in the crown of Western culture. Unlike the slavery-based ancient Athenian democracy it is the product of assertion of the freedom and dignity inherent in every human being, and as a result on 12 December every UK citizen over […]

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Published on
3 December 2019

Beauty Will Save The World

The Building Better, Building Beautiful commission, headed by Sir Roger Scruton, exists to reclaim beauty in architecture, or to use their own words: to advise the government on how to build new housing with high-quality design tailored to the needs of the community. A lot of the UK’s poorer areas are afflicted by ugly communist-like […]

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Published on
28 February 2019

Newman’s Age

In the coming year Pope Francis seems now likely to canonise the English Cardinal, John Henry Newman, completing a first step taken by Pope Benedict XVI who beatified him (declared him ‘Blessed’) in 2010. The Pope Emeritus has often referred to Newman in the same vein as his fellow-countryman St. Thomas More as figures who, […]

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