Fri 24th Oct 2014 | Last updated: Fri 24th Oct 2014 at 08:58am

Facebook Logo Twitter Logo RSS Logo
Hot Topics

Authors

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

Let’s not get carried away claiming Shakespeare for Catholicism

The current production of All's Well That Ends Well at the Globe. (Photo: Globe)

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith reviews a superb production of All’s Well That Ends Well, but cautions against extravagant interpretations of Shakespeare

England would be a more hopeful place if it rediscovered its devotion to Mary

The feast of the Assumption is celebrated in style by Maltese on the island of Gozo

The trouble is that once a tradition has been destroyed, how do you revive it again?

The Malaysian riots’ victim is a brilliant ambassador for his country and his faith

Mohammad Ashraf Haziq, the Malaysian student who had his jaw broken by rioters, and was then robbed, pictured at a press conference

But where were the Catholics in all this?

I hope these riots are a wake-up call. Otherwise, London could end up as lawless as Nairobi

Violence in Hackney, east London (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Tough decisions lie ahead

My summer reading list: Virgil and Dickens. All the best writers are long dead

Virgil is wiser than Homer; Dickens is at his best in The Pickwick Papers

My scripture suggestions for Cameron, Clegg and Miliband

David and his wife Samantha at a cafe in Tuscany (Lorenzo Galassi/PA Wire)

Three books in particular spring to mind

Pete Doherty needs help. His fans should boycott his records until he gets it

Pete Doherty leaving a magistrates court earlier this year (John Stillwell/PA Wire)

He must be the despair of all who care about him

It is comforting to know that Amy Winehouse’s family have a tradition to fall back on

Some reports suggest that Amy Winehouse died because of alcohol withdrawal (PA photo)

Lots of parents, like Mitch and Janis Winehouse, have lost a child to drugs or alcohol. The stories are often very similar

In practice Christians and Muslims can work together. But our thinking is worlds apart

Rageh Omaar pictured in the Blue Mosque in Istanbul

The Koran is believed to be the immutable word of God, and so, unlike the Bible, cannot be seen historically

The Globe’s flat Doctor Faustus shows belief in the Devil is fading

Arthur Darvill as Mephistopheles in Doctor Faustus (Photo: Keith Pattison)

Marlowe’s mighty drama about salvation is reduced to the level of a television gameshow