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Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips reviews books for the Catholic Herald.

The push for marriage ‘equality’ is leading to less tolerance, not more

Campaigners in Maryland before a state vote on marriage (Photo: PA)

‘Hate crimes’ are being investigated on all sides

The growing McCarthyism of the equality movement

Nick Clegg, whose office referred to opponents of SSM as 'bigots'

The gay marriage debate has turned unpleasant both here and in the US

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