Bishop Barron on Risen

FOR Easter Sunday, Bishop Barron reviews the 2016 film Risen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7I32vUweo4 I REALLY enjoyed this film and I enjoyed the review. Joseph Fiennes plays a Roman tribune, who is ordered by the worn-out Pontius Pilate to...

Christians must fight this Stasi-style persecution

SET in 1984, the 2006 film The Lives of Others begins by pointing out that the Stasi, the secret police in Communist East Germany, had 100,000 employees and 200,000 informants. That number of personnel stands...

The Easter Sunday Hymn: Thine Be the Glory

THERE can be no greater example than the Easter narrative of bitter anguish turning into triumph and joy. On Friday Jesus was crucified, dying after six hours in agony. His body was placed in a...

We don’t need fire to destroy our national treasures. The authorities are doing it...

AT the end of his great TV series Civilisation, Sir Kenneth Clark asked, ‘What is civilisation?’ He didn’t know, but turning towards Notre-Dame Cathedral he said he knew it when he saw it, as...

The toppling of Theresa: Day 17

ARE the Cabinet listening? Yesterday Paul Goodman, the editor of Conservative Home, asked the question we have been putting for weeks. It was prompted by the latest Conservative Home poll which found that a record...

The Ten Commandments revisited: 9. Do Not Bear False Witness

THIS is the penultimate instalment of Dennis Prager’s elucidation of the best moral code ever invented, a repeat of his masterful series on the Ten Commandments that we ran last year. The ninth commandment is...

Only joking: Spare a thought for Emma and the jet set

PEOPLE criticise the private plane protesters like Bono and Emma Thompson. But we don’t understand the awful conditions they toil under. Bono is forced to move his money into tax havens. (He must miss his babies...

Begum’s case is not about human rights, it’s about protecting us from jihad

FIVE years ago, a boy named Zane Gbangbola died during the Surrey floods. Zane was only seven years old when he succumbed to what his parents suspect was cyanide gas caused by the floodwaters to...

Are you blind, ref! Don’t you know emotional abuse when you see it?

A YOUTH football club has been ordered to pay £3,000 compensation to the family of a boy aged ten who claimed he was the victim of ‘racism’ and ‘emotional abuse’. The heinous crime committed against...

A BBC Brexit drama: Beware, contains Emma Thompson

BBC One will soon screen a new drama serial for which viewers must suspend political disbelief: it dares to presume the UK has actually left the European Union. Years and Years is billed as a...