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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 Fall is about the great sin that Jesus condemned – hypocrisy

Jamie Dornan and Gillian Anderson in The Fall

The serial killer drama shows us that in this world it is very hard to be good

The issue of Catholic schools is about parental freedom versus government control

Archbishop Nichols addresses Catholic schoolchildren yesterday (Mazur/Catholicnews.org.uk)

Freedom of association is not apartheid

Francis says he didn’t want to become Pope – and I truly believe him

Pope Francis told children he had no ambition to lead the Church (AP)

You have to go back centuries to find the last ambitious schemer to be elected pope

The government regularly bungles religious issues, so how can it deal effectively with Islamic extremism?

David Cameron is setting up a cabinet level task force to combat Islamic extremism (Photo: PA)

Cosying up to Saudi Arabia is just one example of the hypocrisy at the heart of David Cameron’s pluralist position

The word ‘God’ should always be capitalised

‘God’ should always appear capitalised Photo: PA

Those who deny the capital letter to the Almighty do so because they want to belittle Him

How often have you prayed to the Madonna this month?

Pope Francis greets the crowd outside after praying the rosary at the Basilica of St. Mary Major earlier this month. The Pope led the crowd in chanting "Viva la Madonna" Photo: CNS

Pope Francis is keen to see the continuance and revival of traditional devotions, such as praying to Our Lady, especially in the month of May

The Bishop of Salisbury falied to mention that popes were condemning slavery long before Wilberforce

Bishop of Salisbury Photo: PA

The Bishop of Salisbury is wrong to say that until William Wilberforce’s abolition campaign, Christians saw slavery as Biblical

Is the England that St Augustine converted still Christian?

St Augustine, who completed, rather than replaced, Anglo-Saxon culture

Today we celebrate the man who converted the Anglo-Saxons, neither a multiculturalist nor a cultural imperialist

Our political masters need to get this: theological problems can only have theological solutions

British newspapers report on the Woolwich attack (Yui Mok/PA Wire)

The Woolwich murderers were motivated by a particular brand of theology

Religious persecution has existed through the ages. We must continue to fight it, and take it as a compliment

A painting by Mexican artist Martha Orozco featuring six priests canonised by Pope John Paul II in 2000

As the sacrifice of the Mexican martyrs shows, anti-Catholicism will always rebound on itself