Damian Thompson

Damian Thompson is an associate editor of The Spectator

Faith

What does Kamala Harris really believe?

Is being a Black Baptist more important than Black Lives Matter?

By Damian Thompson

Podcasts

The next pope: are we facing the nightmare of a Parolin pontificate?

Vatican officials are anxious to get their hands on an advance copy of The Next Pope, a survey of 19 leading contenders to succeed Pope Francis scheduled for publication next month. The author, Edward Pentin, discusses these papabile cardinals in today’s episode of Holy Smoke. The full list is still under wraps, but inevitably we […]

By Damian Thompson

Viral contagion

The uncontainable spread of fake coronavirus news

By Damian Thompson

Politics

Is Black Lives Matter a religion for woke white people?

The protesters are expressing the ‘godless creed’ of identity politics

By Damian Thompson

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

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