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A storm of nonsense: gay marriage opponents lose their wits - Spectator Blogs

10 December 2012 13:01

My word, the latest kerfuffle over gay marriage runs the gamut from dumb to dumber. Here, for instance, is Cristina…

In defence of the CofE’s House of Laity

22 November 2012 11:52

Even friends of an Established church like myself – though I’m a Catholic – should think twice about the wisdom…

The Church of England is becoming a church in England

21 November 2012 9:22

This morning’s newspapers (and indeed the airwaves) are full of apocalyptic predictions about the future of the Church of England. The…

The Church of England rejects women bishops

20 November 2012 19:40

Gulp. The General Synod of the Church of England has, against almost all expectations, rejected the ordination of women bishops.…

New Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Picture: PA

Why Old Etonian Justin Welby is good news for the CofE

8 November 2012 13:11

So, another Old Etonian at the apex of the British establishment: Justin Welby, the Bishop of Durham, will be the next Archbishop…

Gay marriage, the CofE and the Tories

12 June 2012 16:00

There was, as Freddy has said, something inevitable about the Church of England’s response to the imminent prospect of gay…

Another reason to part ways with Strasbourg

12 June 2012 15:00

Even for people on the same side of an argument, opinion is often wildly divided. Among those of us who…

On the road to disestablishment

12 June 2012 12:00

There’s an inevitability about the Times’s big splash (£) this morning: Gay Marriage Plan Could Divorce Church From State. The…

The decline of the spirit

8 April 2012 12:12

In celebration of the feast of Easter, we’ve dug out this profound leader from March 1975, which looks at the…

From the archives: The C of E’s lack of purpose

7 April 2012 14:12

As Easter Sunday approaches, we cast back to April 2009 when Rod Liddle presented an Easter question to leaders of…

From the archives: Rowan Williams on capitalism and idolatry

16 March 2012 17:29

To mark today’s news that Rowan Williams will be stepping down as Archbishop of Canterbury, here’s a piece he wrote…

Where Rowan went wrong

16 March 2012 15:06

Rowan Williams will step down at the end of 2012, having been Primate of All England for a decade. It…

Sentamu’s the right man for the job

16 March 2012 13:26

A few weeks ago, in a cover piece for the magazine, Rod Liddle backed John Sentamu as the next Archbishop…

A kind man stands down

16 March 2012 11:34

So goodbye, Rowan. The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced that he will stand down at the end of the year (leaving…

Why Baroness Warsi has it wrong

14 February 2012 17:56

For someone who has profited so well from her religion, it is particularly striking that Baroness Warsi should claim today…

Sentamu for Canterbury!

2 February 2012 14:59

John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, is our cover boy this week. It’s the Church of England Synod next week,…

Some numbers to encourage both halves of the coalition

30 January 2012 12:25

Yesterday’s YouGov poll for the Sunday Times had a few interesting nuggets buried beneath the top line (Lab 40, Con…

Health & Safety: What Would Jesus Do? Weep, Obviously.

26 October 2011 19:10

I hold no particular brief for the people “occupying” the London Stock Exchange but whatever one may think of their…

Softly, softly

9 June 2011 13:16

As I argued this morning, the Rowan Williams furore will be sustained if the government over-reacts. So far, so softly…

The turbulent priest

9 June 2011 9:14

“Nowadays politicians want to talk about moral issues, and bishops want to talk politics,” said Sir Humphrey. This week’s New…