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A Politician Even in His Faith

May 14, 2011 Freddy Gray 0

In March, Tony Blair gave an interview to Attitude, the United Kingdom’s leading magazine for gay men. The interviewer, Johann Hari, challenged the former prime minister, a recent convert to Catholicism, over the Church’s teaching […]

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The Venerable John Henry Newman

May 11, 2011 Freddy Gray 0

On Thursday, October 2, 2008, undertakers at a small cemetery in Rednal, Worcestershire, England, attempted to dig out a 119-year-old coffin containing the Venerable John Henry Newman. The plan, approved by the Vatican and the […]

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The Great Realignment

May 10, 2011 Freddy Gray 0

In 1997, William Oddie, a former Anglican priest who had converted to Catholicism, published a little book called The Roman Option. In it, he predicted that the Anglican Communion— then still reeling from the 1992 […]

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May 3, 2011 Freddy Gray 0

When I started working as a reporter for a Catholic newspaper in London in 2004, I was soon struck by the number of opportunities there were for me to appear on television. Almost every week, […]

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A Moment of Historic Healing

May 3, 2011 Freddy Gray 0

Never mind the aggressive secularists, Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Britain also generated some oldfashioned Protestant hostility. On Friday, September 17, an odd collection of evangelicals gathered outside Westminster Abbey in London to denounce the […]


Coalition Politics

April 28, 2011 Freddy Gray 0

In the days following Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the United Kingdom in September of last year, British Catholics convinced themselves that, for the first time in a generation, a profound change for the better […]