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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 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

'Natural family planning is a way of spacing births in a family when there is a good reason for doing so'

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

What we can do to help persecuted Christians

Iraqi Christians protest in Michigan – Christians in the west need to show their support (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

It’s time we started a boycott of countries that mistreat Christians

Kim Jong-un is like a modern-day Tudor

Henry VIII (Kyodo)

The North Korean dictator is rather similar to the man who founded the Church of England

Every Catholic in the world should read St Augustine’s Confessions

St Augustine and St Monica, as depicted by Ary Scheffer

You cannot do moral theology without the saint, whose feast day is today

The essential question that Blessed Dominic Barberi’s life poses is one that we need to face

Blessed Dominic Barberi

Is the raison d’etre of the Church maintenance or mission?

With the use of one word, Pope Francis is signalling to the Vatican insiders that their day is over

'When we use our tongue to speak badly of our brother or sister, we use it to kill God' (Photo: CNS)

The Pope’s famous phone call to an Italian teenager is more significant than we first thought

Benedict XVI’s ‘mystical experience’ was nothing out of the ordinary. All Catholics can discover God’s will in prayer

Benedict XVI waves to the faithful (Photo: CNS)

Despite the excitement of the secular media, Benedict went through the same process as any other Christian when faced with a major decision

An author with an outsider’s view of Catholicism

Michael Arditti

Friends warned Michael Arditti not to write about religion, but that hasn’t stopped him