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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

It is good that the Alpha course will be represented at the Synod

Cardinals attend the Mass for the opening of the Synod AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

The method offers Christians a way to live the faith

An eye-opening look at corruption in Africa

Kenya Africa Religion vs Poachers

How NGOs are as complicit as the Kleptocrats

The road to totalitarianism begins in Ekaterinburg

Stalin smiles at the Teheran Conference, Iran, in 1943 (AP Photo)

So how could a Stalin apologist be a ‘tireless agitator for a better world’?

The management of the Vatican needs to catch up with the world

Compared to other tourist attractions, the Vatican is badly-run Photo:  Pier Paolo Cito/AP/Press Association Images

Never mind Vatileaks, the management of the Vatican museum needs to change

Personal choice does not trump right and wrong

Megan Stammers' mother Danielle Wilson and stepfather Martin Stammers Photo: Clive Gee/PA Wire

As the sad cases of teacher-pupil affairs show, abandonment of traditional morality leads us to tragic incoherence

Jesus Christ (and Mary Magdalene) still mean something to people in Britain

Melanie C   Photo: Ian West/PA Wire/Press Association Images

We should see hope in people’s longing for the spiritual

What are we Catholics doing about poverty?

Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith

The economic question remains the biggest one of the age

My banned list of 10 Church buzzwords

Star Wars characters wear robes. Priests wear vestments

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith urges Catholics to throw out jargon and communicate the truth simply and directly

What would Palmerston have made of the bullying of Salman Rushdie?

What's the point of being a British citizen if the Government won't protect you?  PatrickMcMullan.com via AP Images

When a British citizen is threatened by a foreign lynch mob, surely the Government has a role to play?

How the EU has doomed Scottish independence

The man who killed Scottish independence?    AP Photo/Virginia Mayo

If Scotland left the United Kingdom it would automatically leave the European Union, says EU parliament