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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

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

The chances of any church being able to refuse to marry anyone look thin

Tony Drewitt-Barlow and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow say they may sue the C of E (PA)

Why is it up to the secular courts to decide what the Church of England does?

What’s the difference between Twitter trolls and rude journalists?

Mary Beard, insulted by journalists and trolls alike (PA)

Twitter trolling is part of a wider debasement of the national conversation

Did modern philosophy lay the foundation for these horrible crimes?

The mattress Daniel Pelka was forced to sleep on (West Midlands Police/PA Wire

The recent horrific deaths of children may be connected to the abandonment of natural law

Francis’s marriage comments could be more significant than anything else he said on the plane

The Pope disembarks after returning from Rio (AP)

Now we need a canonical solution to the issue of second unions

Most of us would laugh at the idea of a masonic mafia at work in the Vatican. I’m not sure that we should

'The idea that there is a lobby of masons at work in the Vatican is an old one' (Photo: CNS)

Should we be worried that Pope Francis mentioned a masonic lobby in his famous press conference?

The reasons why the Romans still fascinate us

The Coliseum in Rome, built during the reign of Emperor Vespasiano in  c.72 AD (Photo: PA)

A society in decline, religion as counter-culture, and mass immigration are just some of issues that link us to the Roman Empire