Joanna Bogle

Job: journalist and author, so somewhat cynical about the Internet which threatens the culture of writing on which my living is based. Husband Jamie and I live cheerily among lots of books and no TV in an overcrowded home. I hurry about by bicycle and probably annoy people. I’m currently studying for a BA (Divinity) at Maryvale Institute, and loving it. I loathe instant coffee,extreme feminism, narrow-mindedness, bigotry, cold pasta, “inclusive language” and stewed tea. Am happy attending a Mass in the Ordinary Form, love good hymns. I like dropping in to Westminster Cathedral for weekday Mass, especially the glorious sung Mass at 5.30pm, which makes me glad to be a Londoner. Am extremely fond of my nephews, nieces, great-nephew, great-niece, and godchildren and I also like buttered toast, sticky chocolate cake, rain,old-fashioned detective stories, Pope Benedict XV1, Pope John Paul II, making jam, winter teatimes, sleeping out of doors on warm summer nights, Christmas, Pimms,ginger wine, and making patchwork quilts.

Monday, 4.24pm, 8lb 6oz, a Royal boy
23 Jul 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Royal baby, United Kingdom
The Royal baby symbolizes the great, civilized, traditions of Christian marriage.

She served her country well
9 Apr 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Margaret Thatcher, obituaries, United Kingdom
Courage, kindness and conviction were the hallmarks of the Margaret Thatcher I knew.

Yes, Boris, it’s you
31 Jul 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Britain, Olympics, politics
If these the times, then this must be the man, what?

Brits at their best
5 Jun 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Britain, Queen Elizabeth II
A bit of rain could not dampen the cheerful spirit prevailing at Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Sunday.

Whatever happened to British common sense?
15 Mar 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Britain, religious freedom
The Tory-led government is taking sides against Christians who want wear a small cross at work.

Oh, Britannia!
7 Feb 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Britain, Queen Elizabeth II
It's not her fault but six decades on, Queen Elizabeth rules a wave of social disintegration.

Just don’t smash it, Dave
20 Dec 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christmas, David Cameron, United Kingdom
The British PM defends Christianity but it's deeds that matter in the end, not words.

Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?
1 Dec 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: cyberbullying, internet, media ethics
In the age of the Internet there is only one way to get rid of tabloid tactics.

Random acts of kindness
28 Nov 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: random acts of kindness
On Tuesday evening, on the Tube, I realised I had lost my wallet - a nightmare as of course it has my cheque-card etc in it, and I was due to travel to the West Country for a speaking engagement...

Fatherless youths run riot
12 Aug 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: British riots, family breakdown, youth
Will the mayhem in British cities this week finally convince doubters that family structure matters?

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