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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 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

If Pope Paul was a saint, he was a martyr too — a martyr for truth and a martyr to duty

Pope Paul VI makes his way past bishops during a session of the Second Vatican Council in 1964 (CNS)

Pope Paul VI’s beatification will be an opportunity to re-discover his teaching, which willl do us a world of good

The influential Catholic whose love is boundless

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe (CNS)

Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe is deserving of her place on Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people

Africa and Asia provide us with an inconvenient truth

'Europe has abandoned traditional morality, by and large, while other places have kept it' (CNS)

Responses to Pew Foundation survey suggests huge differences in opinion on moral questions between Catholics from different continents

Catholicism is essentially a calm faith and has no need of shrill defenders

Catholics don't need to take a shrill tone with followers of other traditions (PA)

Angry polemics usually give the impression that the Faith we hold rests on shaky foundations

The lesson of the Jean McConville case is as old as Moses – human beings count

Jean McConville (left) with three of her children before she vanished in 1972,

Whatever the background to the case, her killing cannot just be forgotten

Employers who do not allow their workers to enjoy their work and use their creative skills are deforming God’s creation

St Joseph the worker sets an example to us all (PA)

St Joseph the Worker pray for us!

Pope Francis is right to praise bold speaking but it needs to be in support of the indissolubility of marriage

Pope Francis referred to the Synod on Marriage and Family at the canonisation ceremony (PA)

Pope Francis’s homily yesterday seemed to be an insight into the upcoming Synod on Marriage and Family