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Damian Thompson

Damian Thompson is an associate editor of The Spectator

Art

The shape of things

On shape-note singing and my friend Stephen

By Damian Thompson

Faith

Cardinal George Pell is the victim of a shameful miscarriage of justice

It will be interesting to see how the media report the shameful story of what is, in effect, Australia’s Dreyfus case

By Damian Thompson

Faith

The Pope rebuffs his liberal supporters by rejecting married priests

The Pope has thrown his professional sycophants under the bus

By Damian Thompson

Art

Beethoven or bust

Reflecting on the hard-thinking, beer-drinking spiritual gambler

By Damian Thompson

Art

Ave, Maria Grinberg

How the Soviets stopped you from hearing her Beethoven piano sonatas

By Damian Thompson

Internet

If Richard Dawkins loves facts so much, why can’t he get them right?

The professor has made some deeply embarrassing mistakes in his new book

By Damian Thompson

Faith

Why liberals turn a blind eye to the global persecution of Christians

Religious minorities are having their human dignity trampled on

By Damian Thompson

Faith

Remembering my friend Claus von Bülow

The man had the gift of friendship, and he extended it to me with a generosity that took me by surprise

By Damian Thompson

25 years off the booze has taught me three simple things

My 15 years of heavy drinking wasn’t an exercise in wickedness, but I did wicked things

By Damian Thompson

Books

An exposé of high-ranking gays in the Catholic Church bears the fingerprints of the Pope’s closest advisers

In the Closet of the Vatican: Power, Homosexuality, Hypocrisy by Frédéric Martel reviewed

By Damian Thompson

Faith

Pope Francis was wrong to shower praise on Cardinal Wuerl

Many Catholics are disconcerted – to put it mildly – by the Pope’s letter to Wuerl

By Damian Thompson

Faith

What has Pope Francis covered up?

Did the pontiff conceal sexual abuse carried out by the retired archbishop of Washington DC?

By Damian Thompson

Faith

How the media are covering up for Pope Francis

If the head of any other organisation were guilty of such complicity, he or she would not only be forced to resign but could also end up in the dock

By Damian Thompson

Faith

If Pope Francis resigns over the sex abuse scandal, the Catholic Church could fall apart

We could be heading towards another schism if what Archbishop Viganò alleges about Pope Francis is proven to be true

By Damian Thompson

Faith

Pope Francis ‘covered up for sex abuser McCarrick’ and must resign, says senior archbishop

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò accuses Pope Francis of abdicating Christ’s mandate

By Damian Thompson

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