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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

Catholics should be wary of Hillary Clinton’s latest image makeover

Hillary Clinton: the next president of the United States?

As president, Mrs Clinton would be a fervent supporter of so-called ‘abortion rights’

Peace in the Middle East is impossible without prayer

'Prayer is a necessary precondition for peace' (PA)

Pope Francis’s initiative may not work immediately but it is an important first step

Pope Francis is right. We do love our pets more than our children

A three years female puppy, is groomed at a pet hotel in Seoul, South Korea

There are baby elephants fed on powdered milk near Nairobi while down the road human babies never see powdered milk from one year’s end to the next

Why I will be returning to Uganda

A child walks past huts at a former camp for displaced persons most of whom have now returned to their villages, in Bobi, near Gulu, Uganda (PA)

When the Ebola virus broke out in Uganda thirteen Catholics remained and gave their lives for their patients

Religious liberalism is dead: it’s time to give it a decent burial

A Lego statue of Jesus at a church at Vasteras, Sweden (AP)

Faced with the drama of sin and death, the ‘Church of Nice’ simply doesn’t cut it

A pardon for Meriam is not enough. We need an admission that the law on apostasy is plain wrong.

Meriam Ibrahim

Meriam Ibrahim, sentenced to hang by a Sudanese court for the crime of apostasy, may soon be freed

Sudan must recognise that the rights of conscience are sovereign

Gillian Gibbons, the British teacher who was jailed in Sudan in 2007 for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Mohammed (PA)

The case of Meriam Yehya Ibrahim tells us a great deal about the Muslim mindset as it exists in Sudan today

The Stuarts were a happier and nicer family than the Hanoverians

Bonnie Prince Charles: a happy-ish childhood

A newly released letter from Bonnie Prince Charlie reveals something about their family life

Should the contents of Jackie Kennedy’s private letters to a priest have been made public?

Jackie Kennedy (PA)

All Catholics have the right to speak to their pastors in the strictest confidence

The cancellation of Harvard’s Black Mass teaches us that Blessed Sacrament processions work

A Corpus Christi procession makes it way through Rome (CNS)

Adoring the Blessed Sacrament must be the Church’s central focus