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Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips reviews books for the Catholic Herald.

For once the BBC has put the humanity of the unborn child centre stage

'A doctor made the comment that many couples in a similar situation choose not to abort because ... they want “the positive experience” of “meeting” the baby for however short a time' (Photo: PA)

A BBC Radio 4 programme yesterday showed how unborn children should be treated by the medical profession – with the utmost care and respect

Would you set up a ‘little oratory’ in your house?

'There is one right way to set up an oratory but that individual family oratories should communicate your own faith'

An energetic new book offers a helpful guide to praying at home

This is what we must do to avoid looking cruel in the assisted suicide debate

A banner opposes the Assisted Dying Bill outside Parliament (@CNKAlliance)

What I learned from talking to passers-by outside Parliament as peers debated the Assisted Dying Bill

The blinded photographer, assisted suicide and ‘the sin against life’

Hugues de Montalembert: 'Why, during or after what I went through, did I never contemplate suicide?'

A photographer’s haunting memoir sheds new light on the Assisted Dying Bill

Being a stay at home mother is a ‘career choice’ not to be sneered at

A new born baby grasps the thumb of her mother

Feminist propaganda has posited the idea that being at home with your children is less exciting than going into the work-place

We need to remember the lessons on abortion and conscience before we legalise assisted suicide

Abortion has threatened doctor's consicence rights. Won't assisted suicide do the same? (PA)

Cases such as Dr Chazan’s should make us think twice

There’s no need to be defeatist about old age and assisted suicide

The Pope's visit to the church is likely to be 'extremely quick' (CNS)

The Church needs to spearhead a new approach to old age

Are there any Communist philanthropists out there?

Jack MacDonald left millions to the Salvation Army (PA)

Two rich men demonstrate the importance of sharing wealth

If free speech on abortion is closed down on campus it will affect our future leaders

Pro-lifers' freedom of speech was recently threatened at the University of Oxford (PA)

Pro-lifers at university have to stay vigilant

The Vatican is right to honour Charlie Chaplin, a ‘chosen man of God’

Chaplin in 'City Lights' (AP)

Although not a religious man, Chaplin captured something of the universal human heart