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Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips reviews books for the Catholic Herald.

Catholic priests are right to express fears over Government marriage plans

'Love is Love' Gay Marriage Contest Ceremony - New York

Equality legislation will certainly undermine the Government’s supposed guarantee

We must be careful to heed the wishes of people with learning disabilities

The High Court ruled that a woman with learning disabilities had the right to decide the fate of her unborn child (Photo: PA)

It is too easy to assume that someone who is dependent on others is incapable of making a meaningful life choice

How do Christians offer an alternative to the ‘nonsense all around us’?

Anne Turner Assisted Suicide

The growing acceptance of euthanasia represents the triumph of atheism over European society

Ireland is at an abortion crossroads

A Vigil For Life

The ‘threat of suicide’ represents a slippery slope towards abortion on demand

The Church’s next big battle is to offer hope to the hopeless

Neither Confession nor psychotherapy 'should try to replace the work of the other' (Photo: CNS)

Our faith has profound insights to offer about depression

Can prayer succeed where nicotine patches, acupuncture and drugs can’t?

Quit smoking bids do not last long

Addiction is mostly spiritual, an imbalance of the soul

Life is all about sex

Alexander VI

Birth, copulation and death – I can see why we Catholics get accused of being obsessed

If only Sister Wendy Beckett had taken her lead from Bishop Egan when talking about condoms on the radio

Sister Wendy Beckett, an art critic who lives the life of a hermit, outside the Louvre

To avoid causing scandal, Sister Wendy should perhaps stick to art

Russia’s demographic emergency

Russia Putin

Russia’s population decline is a national emergency, and its attitude to abortion is to blame

Being a mother is the greatest privilege of all


Athletes, authors and royals can agree that it’s the greatest job of all