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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 Sacred Heart is a rich and important devotion. But its iconography lacks theological vim

Pompeo Batoni's 1767 Sacred Heart

Attempts to convey Christ’s love for humanity in art have, it seems to me, had limited success

Unlike the Government’s proposals, the Church of England’s document on marriage is thought through

The Coalition seems to have no understanding of what marriage actually is

If the Sisters of the LCWR ‘sever ties’ with Rome, then they stop being Sisters

Sister Farrell, president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (CNS photo)

I hope they stay in the Church, even if they have caused it harm

What makes a country third world?

Policemen who don’t expect a tip

The Leopard – a curious book for Nick Clegg to read

Diamond Jubilee celebrations

The Italian classic listed among the Deputy PM’s favourites is all about the futility of liberalism

The Vatican is completely correct to clarify that Sister Farley’s book stands firmly outside the tradition of the Church

Sister Margaret Farley, author of Just Love (CNS photo)

Sister Margaret Farley is a theologian in the same way as David Cameron

The Jubilee is a celebration for the whole Commonwealth

Britain Jubilee

Gary Barlow’s Jubilee song shows that Queen Elizabeth II binds many nations in one family

What does the Queen think of the Jubilee?

Long to reign over us Anwar Hussein/Anwar Hussein/EMPICS Entertainment

We’ll never know. Our monarch has never forgotten, in 60 years, that she was anointed to serve

Fr Christopher Jamison has the gift that all theologians strive for

Fr Jamison, former Abbot of Worth, has 'done a Bonhoeffer' (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

His excellent book Finding Sanctuary manages to communicate the riches of Christianity to an audience that knows little about it

It’s good to see Ed Miliband talking about his Jewishness

Miliband raps university 'snobbery

The Labour leader’s talk about his faith background contrasts with the emptiness of the Cameron vision