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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

How we made ‘choice’ a god

Gay Marriage Amendment

When this worthless value is the pre-eminent good, society suffers

Homeland’s debt to Milton

2011 Summer TCA Tour - Day 9 - Los Angeles

Are Al-Qaeda like Milton’s Satan, beyond reason, or are they motivated by something more accessible to our understanding?

Happy 98th birthday, Fr Charles-Roux

WWII France Paris Winston Churchill And General De Gaulle

A model of wit, kindness and piety, and deeply devoted to the traditional liturgy of the Church

The dictatorship of relativism is heading for Britain

The Union Flag unfurled. Soon Britons won't be able to agree on anything (Photo: PA)

The Guardian says that traditional English identity is disappearing. What will replace it?

Catholics today could see the birth of a new model of Church

The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council could not have foreseen how the Church would change (Photo: CNS)

The shedding of institutional structures and the diminishing number of priests could, in fact, be liberating

Organised crime is best left to the Catholics

THE GODFATHER

And The Godfather cycle is the greatest Catholic movie of all time

Will it will be a Princess Victoria or Elizabeth?

The pregnancy was announced on Monday     Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

There are clear patterns to royal baby naming

Bring back Benediction!

Benedict XVI leading Benediction of the Eucharist after a Corpus Christi procession (Photo: CNS)

The regular celebration of Benediction would help recover reverence towards the Blessed Sacrament

Is the Saudi-backed centre for interreligious dialogue a fig leaf for the west or a genuine step towards tolerance?

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon attended the launch of the centre (Photo courtesy of KAICIID)

The centre, based in Vienna, might actually be illegal in Saudi Arabia itself

Will David Cameron talk sensibly about drugs when he leaves office?

Cannabis sativa, marihuana, hemp, plant

The prime minister has abandoned his previous attitude to drug policy. Does power do this to people?