Fri 18th Apr 2014 | Last updated: Thu 17th Apr 2014 at 22:10pm

Facebook Logo Twitter Logo RSS Logo
Hot Topics

Authors

Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips reviews books for the Catholic Herald.

A new generation of young men and women in China are challenging their country’s one-child policy

Newborn babies at a hospital in Shandong province, eastern China (Photo: PA)

The internet is making it impossible for Chinese authorities to keep their shameful policy away from international scrutiny

Sarah Catt needs psychiatric help more than punishment

The case of the woman jailed for killing her unborn child has raised some disturbing questions

Archbishop Chaput is an inspiring example for his priests and faithful

Archbishop Chaput at a press conference (Photo: CNS)

He has sold his £6m residence and is living among students at St Charles Borromeo seminary. Lay members of the Church need men like him

Can beauty lead to truth?

Michelangelos Pietà

Art can save your soul – providing pride does not get in the way

Could abortion cost Obama the election?

Obama 2012

Polls show the president to be out of touch with the American public

The women who want Cosmopolitan magazine wrapped up in a bag before it hits our shelves

Helen Gurley Brown (Photo: PA)

A model and a granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst believe Cosmo fits the legal definition of pornography

It’s a shame the Chief Rabbi can’t be the next Archbishop of Canterbury

Britain Pope

Lord Sacks continues to be the most eloquent spokesman for religion

The Paralympics has exposed Britain’s Janus-faced attitude to the disabled

The final of last night's men's T44 100m at the Paralympic Games (PA)

We applaud competitors while welcoming new ways to ‘eradicate’ Down’s syndrome sufferers

Confession must once again be seen as the normal practice of a Catholic life

Priests hear Confessions at World Youth Day in Madrid (Photo: CNS)

Confession may be in decline in many areas, but some parishes – usually seen as ‘traditional’ – are reversing the trend

Pro-lifers cannot win the debate by bargaining over the lives of the unborn

Nellie Gray, founder of the March for Life. Her motto was 'no exceptions, no compromises' (Photo: CNS)

Gaining some lives at the cost of others is to surrender the principle that every life is of equal value