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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 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

The Sacred Heart should be our rallying cry against secular society

A traditional representation of the Sacred Heart in stained glass (CNS photo)

Today’s feast is one of the most theologically profound of the year

My brief guide to travel books: the boring, the narrow-minded and the brilliant

Paul Theroux: a mind narrowed by travel (PA photo)

Nineteenth-century writers were an intriguing mix of curiosity and prejudice; modern writers are equally prejudiced, but not in a good way

How to make Corpus Christi more than an ‘ordinary’ Sunday

Corpus Christi procession in Sligo Town, Ireland, on Sunday (Photo: Patricia McCaffrey)

Priests could do house Benedictions in the week leading up to it, with adoration in each place