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Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

Alexander Lucie-Smith is a Catholic priest, doctor of moral theology and consulting editor of The Catholic Herald. On Twitter he is @ALucieSmith

What we can do to help persecuted Christians

Iraqi Christians protest in Michigan – Christians in the west need to show their support (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

It’s time we started a boycott of countries that mistreat Christians

Kim Jong-un is like a modern-day Tudor

Henry VIII (Kyodo)

The North Korean dictator is rather similar to the man who founded the Church of England

Every Catholic in the world should read St Augustine’s Confessions

St Augustine and St Monica, as depicted by Ary Scheffer

You cannot do moral theology without the saint, whose feast day is today

The essential question that Blessed Dominic Barberi’s life poses is one that we need to face

Blessed Dominic Barberi

Is the raison d’etre of the Church maintenance or mission?

With the use of one word, Pope Francis is signalling to the Vatican insiders that their day is over

'When we use our tongue to speak badly of our brother or sister, we use it to kill God' (Photo: CNS)

The Pope’s famous phone call to an Italian teenager is more significant than we first thought

Benedict XVI’s ‘mystical experience’ was nothing out of the ordinary. All Catholics can discover God’s will in prayer

Benedict XVI waves to the faithful (Photo: CNS)

Despite the excitement of the secular media, Benedict went through the same process as any other Christian when faced with a major decision

An author with an outsider’s view of Catholicism

Michael Arditti

Friends warned Michael Arditti not to write about religion, but that hasn’t stopped him

The West has behaved terribly over Egypt

Members of the Egyptians Army walk among the smoldering remains of a pro-Morsi camp (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)

Anglo-American policy, from the Iranian coup to the Egyptian one, has been a disaster – now Christians are suffering the backlash

We have neglected our patron saint. What are we going to do about it?

The flag of St George is raised over No.10 Downing Street (PA)

Unlike the people of Gozo, we have neglected St George

Rowan Williams is wrong. If Christians in Britain face persecution, they should not be afraid to complain

Lord Williams of Oystermouth

Lord Williams’s comments highlight how Christians are on the back foot in this country