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Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips reviews books for the Catholic Herald.

The way forward for us foot-soldiers in the Church

Photo: Mazur/

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

Is Bill Gates really that generous if he keeps a few billion to himself?

Bill Gates meets the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Windsor Castle (Photo: PA)

Mother Teresa said ‘Give until it hurts’. I’m not sure if Gates is feeling any pain

What happened to the pro-life movement on campus?

Eve Farron

My generation ignored life issues in favour of more fashionable topics