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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

Six things to pray for in 2013

Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he leaves after celebrating Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, on New Year's Day. (Photo: PA)

Ireland, marriage, Parliament, Pope Benedict XVI and atheists all need our prayers in 2013, says Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith.

It is not just among Tory backbenchers where the ego is king

First day of new Parliament

… but man is not the measure of all things

How we made ‘choice’ a god

Gay Marriage Amendment

When this worthless value is the pre-eminent good, society suffers

Homeland’s debt to Milton

2011 Summer TCA Tour - Day 9 - Los Angeles

Are Al-Qaeda like Milton’s Satan, beyond reason, or are they motivated by something more accessible to our understanding?

Happy 98th birthday, Fr Charles-Roux

WWII France Paris Winston Churchill And General De Gaulle

A model of wit, kindness and piety, and deeply devoted to the traditional liturgy of the Church

The dictatorship of relativism is heading for Britain

The Union Flag unfurled. Soon Britons won't be able to agree on anything (Photo: PA)

The Guardian says that traditional English identity is disappearing. What will replace it?

Catholics today could see the birth of a new model of Church

The Fathers of the Second Vatican Council could not have foreseen how the Church would change (Photo: CNS)

The shedding of institutional structures and the diminishing number of priests could, in fact, be liberating

Organised crime is best left to the Catholics


And The Godfather cycle is the greatest Catholic movie of all time

Will it will be a Princess Victoria or Elizabeth?

The pregnancy was announced on Monday     Chris Radburn/PA Wire/Press Association Images

There are clear patterns to royal baby naming

Bring back Benediction!

Benedict XVI leading Benediction of the Eucharist after a Corpus Christi procession (Photo: CNS)

The regular celebration of Benediction would help recover reverence towards the Blessed Sacrament