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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

The Jubilee is a celebration for the whole Commonwealth

Britain Jubilee

Gary Barlow’s Jubilee song shows that Queen Elizabeth II binds many nations in one family

What does the Queen think of the Jubilee?

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We’ll never know. Our monarch has never forgotten, in 60 years, that she was anointed to serve

Fr Christopher Jamison has the gift that all theologians strive for

Fr Jamison, former Abbot of Worth, has 'done a Bonhoeffer' (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

His excellent book Finding Sanctuary manages to communicate the riches of Christianity to an audience that knows little about it

It’s good to see Ed Miliband talking about his Jewishness

Miliband raps university 'snobbery

The Labour leader’s talk about his faith background contrasts with the emptiness of the Cameron vision

Why do Italians still have a soft spot for Mussolini?

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The bloodthirsty Fascist dictator is still fondly remembered – especially in the south

Celebrating the Ascension on a Sunday is a sad sign of creeping secularisation in the Church

The Ascension depicted at St Peter and Paul church in Mauren, Liechtenstein (CNS)

We are witnessing the disappearance of the concept of sacred time

Do we have a duty to have children?

Many women now choose ‘not to have it all’ – should we be worried?

How the Ordinariate is healing England’s cultural wounds

One of ours now

Four hundred years after the bitter conflicts of religion, the Church is posthumously reCatholicising Archbishop Cranmer and reclaiming him for our tradition

Is Homeland anti-Christian?

The terrorist drama is excellent television but its world view is bizarre

Unregistered weddings, or cohabitation with a religious blessing, are a legal minefield

I am pretty sure that a wedding without any civil registration is illegal from the point of view of canon law