Peter Stanford is a writer, editor, and presenter. He was formerly Editor of The Catholic Herald, and a regular contributor to the New Statesman.
23 May 2015 07:00 PM
19 May 2015 08:33 PM
As a Christian 'resources' show takes over the ExCel arena, Peter Stanford discovers a parallel universe of goods and services, a pinch of preaching – and an underlying paranoia
15 April 2015 12:00 AM
What does the booming demand for exorcists – supposedly inspired by Pope Francis himself – tell us about his Catholic Church?
20 February 2015 06:34 PM
Two years ago the CofE enthroned a relative newcomer as Archbishop of Canterbury. Its faith has been rewarded, says Peter Stanford
The Prime Minister cannot just dismiss the Church of England's attack on his government with a soundbite
18 January 2015 12:00 AM
David Cameron may not welcome the damning Anglican report on the state of the nation, but it is written from the blighted parishes of the frontline
22 December 2014 07:32 PM
Noah and Moses have both had the Hollywood treatment and next year it's the Virgin Mary's turn. But what is it about Our Lady, whose presence in the gospels is patchy at best, that means she still appeals to those of all creeds and none?
28 April 2014 06:50 PM
You don't have to be all that saintly to be a saint, as even Catholic clerics attest. But then, argues Peter Stanford canonisation has long been more about politics than purity
20 April 2014 12:01 AM
Among the select group of old friends back in Argentina whom Pope Francis rings regularly from Rome was, until her recent death, Clelia Podesta. In 1972 she had married his former colleague, Bishop Jeronimo Podesta, causing the couple to be abandoned by every other leading figure in a Catholic hierarchy that sticks rigidly to the line that priests must remain celibate. But not by Pope Francis.
16 March 2014 12:00 AM
Twenty years ago, Anglicans believed its first female priests would reignite the Church of England. It never happened. Amid private infighting, public apathy and a resurgent Vatican, Peter Stanford draws up a rescue plan
09 March 2014 12:00 AM
Peter Stanford warns that, despite the hope for change invested in him, this Pope is a conservative at heart
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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- 4 Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
- 5 Snoop Dogg on why he doesn't regret displaying misogyny towards women