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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

We should boycott Pakistan’s cricket team over the horrific persecution of Christians

An England cricketer walks off the pitch as Pakistan's team celebrates (AP)

Breaking off sporting links with Pakistan would signal our displeasure at the way it treats minorities

Why do Hague and Cameron give comfort to anti-Christian regimes?

Women touch the coffin of a man killed in the Peshawar attack (AP)

Our Government deplores attacks on Christians but continues to support governments that make them possible

What inspired Jesus to tell the parable of the prodigal son?

"The Return of the Prodigal Son," unknown artist, at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York City (CNS)

Did Psalm 137 inspire Jesus’s famous parable?

This ‘recreation’ of the Last Supper owes far more to Dan Brown than to Leonardo da Vinci

Julie Walters plays St John, traditionally the youngest disciple (PA)

It matters that photographer Alistair Morrison has chosen Julie Waters to portray St John

How can Cardinal Keith O’Brien repair the damage he has caused?

Cardinal Keith O'Brien pictured in 2010 (Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)

He might find inspiration in the lives of two other Church leaders who had similarly public falls

St Matthew’s Gospel is not anti-Semitic

Depiction of St Matthew (CNS)

Though the words of the Gospel have been twisted over the centuries, there is nothing in this gospel verse per se that is anti-Semitic or anti-Jewish

What is it that leads people to change their religion?

Pope Francis washed the feet of Muslims and Christians on Maundy Thursday this year (CNS)

We need to proclaim Christ in all his splendour and next to Christ crucified, the icon of Divine Love, we need to point to the icon of the perfect human response, Mary our Mother

The Guardian’s praise of Pope Francis as the ‘un-Benedict’ reveals some odd thinking

Singing from the same hymn sheet: Pope Emeritus Benedict and Pope Francis (Photo: CNS)

Its editorial seems to regard vestments and traditional morality as the main obstacles to progress

It is a small step from saying that sex-selective abortion is wrong to being pro-life

The pro-life movement was right about abortion on demand

The scandal about the aborting of unborn girls shows the contradictions in the pro-abortion argument

The Pompeii exhibition – another disappointing day out in London

The Romans come to Britain again (AP Photo)

In the cramped British Museum, the exhbition told us little about the Roman city