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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

In practice Christians and Muslims can work together. But our thinking is worlds apart

Rageh Omaar pictured in the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

The Koran is believed to be the immutable word of God, and so, unlike the Bible, cannot be seen historically

The Globe’s flat Doctor Faustus shows belief in the Devil is fading

Arthur Darvill as Mephistopheles in Doctor Faustus (Photo: Keith Pattison)

Marlowe’s mighty drama about salvation is reduced to the level of a television gameshow

Our glee at the Murdoch saga does Britain no credit

James Murdoch, centre, is only slightly more interesting than Rebekah Brooks's hair, according to Google (PA photo)

Rebekah Brooks is talented, rich and good-looking – and for that, it seems, the general public would love to see her humiliated

The BBC’s groundbreaking series on Muhammad leaves open some startling incoherences

Rageh Omaar at Mecca: he treats his subject fairly

Can contemporary Muslims reconcile history with a model of revelation that claims to be ahistorical?

First a Caravaggio, now a Michelangelo. Has lightning struck the Jesuits twice?

The 'Deposition From the Cross' by Caravaggio (CNS photo/courtesy of the Vatican Museums)

The latest masterpiece, found in Campion Hall, does not look like much to me

Bishop Michael Evans faced death as a gateway to eternal life

Bishop Evans told his diocese in a pastoral letter that he did not have long to live. He said that he wanted to continue to serve as bishop (Mazur)

Bishop Evans, who has died at the age of 59, was inspiring in the way he approached the end of his life. May he rest in peace

The News of the World debased the national conversation. It should not be missed by anyone

The last edition of the News of the World yesterday: thank you and good riddance (PA photo)

Its gossip stories invaded people’s privacy and were never justified by the public interest

How to ease famine in Africa

Dead cattle in Kenya: more than 10 million people are affected by the drought (AP Photo/ Sayyid Azim)

Handing out money or food vouches will stop people starving and boost businesses at the same time

Mexico can only be saved if we give up the war on drugs

Children hold up a photo of their father, Fernando Quisar, one of 27 farmers massacred by a drugs cartel in May (CNS photo/Rodrigo Arias, Reuters)

Decriminalising drugs will put the country’s deadly cartels out of business

Yes to fake tans, no to nose jobs

Peggy Tanous has a consultation with a plastic surgeon in a scene from the reality show The Real Housewives of Orange County     PA

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith says Catholics should think carefully before having cosmetic surgery