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Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips reviews books for the Catholic Herald.

It is fitting that Pope Benedict made his announcement on the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes


It is indicative both of his love for Our Lady and an acknowledgement of his own growing weakness

Whatever our sadness over Benedict, we will rejoice over ‘Habemus Papam’

Pope resigns

We will miss Joseph Ratzinger, but the Church goes on

The way forward for us foot-soldiers in the Church

Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk

As Benedict XVI begins his own private journey of prayer, we too should give time for Eucharistic Adoration

Virtuous atheism is not enough

Ten Commandments Monument

Alain de Botton’s intentions are noble, but his quest for 10 Commandments for Atheists is fruitless

After yesterday’s vote, I won’t be voting for the Tories again

Home Secretary Theresa May said she supported the Bill as a practising Anglican (Photo: PA)

The marriage Bill has opened a chasm between its supporters and opponents

Women are being brutalised by ‘equality’

Women in Combat Milestones

Women are better off giving life than taking it

Does this Government believe that ‘mothers at home matter’?

David Cameron and Nick Clegg joint press conference

Why does the Coalition assume the ‘Sovietisation’ of childcare is a good thing?

Do not despair, Julian Barnes, ageing matures the soul

Man Booker Prize

We must not dreary pessimism drive us towards acceptance of suicide

Pornography is the cancer of our times

Automatic net porn filter rejected

People are shedding their embarrassment over speaking up

‘A blog? I don’t like it.’

My mother should be a national treasure, not Sir David Attenborough. Just don’t mention blogs to her