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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 a pagan soldier was moved by the faith of a Christian priest

But who was St Alban, Britain’s earliest saint?

Someone, somewhere is responsible for the Greek tragedy

Riot police use tear gas as protesters stand in front of the Greek Parliament in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. Riots engulfed central Athens and at least 10 buildings went up in flames in mass protests late Sunday as lawmakers prepared for a historic parliamentary vote on harsh austerity measures demanded to keep the country solvent and within the eurozone. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

The economic approach of Athens has resembled Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair

The Sacred Heart is a rich and important devotion. But its iconography lacks theological vim

Pompeo Batoni's 1767 Sacred Heart

Attempts to convey Christ’s love for humanity in art have, it seems to me, had limited success

Unlike the Government’s proposals, the Church of England’s document on marriage is thought through

The Coalition seems to have no understanding of what marriage actually is

If the Sisters of the LCWR ‘sever ties’ with Rome, then they stop being Sisters

Sister Farrell, president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (CNS photo)

I hope they stay in the Church, even if they have caused it harm

What makes a country third world?

Policemen who don’t expect a tip

The Leopard – a curious book for Nick Clegg to read

Diamond Jubilee celebrations

The Italian classic listed among the Deputy PM’s favourites is all about the futility of liberalism

The Vatican is completely correct to clarify that Sister Farley’s book stands firmly outside the tradition of the Church

Sister Margaret Farley, author of Just Love (CNS photo)

Sister Margaret Farley is a theologian in the same way as David Cameron

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?

Long to reign over us Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

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