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Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips reviews books for the Catholic Herald.

In the style of Pope Francis, Archbishop Nichols should give up Archbishop’s House and live in a simple apartment

Archbishop Nichols and Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor at Archbishop's House, Westminster (PA)

The new cardinal could take a number of practical steps to show compassion for those using food banks

We must not give all our focus to the ‘problems’ facing the Church

Pope Francis (CNS)

Standing up for Catholic beliefs in the public arena is a tough but vital task

British liberal elites could learn a lot from the Archbishop of Jos

Archbishop of Kaigama of Jos (CNS)

Archbishop Kaigama is prepared to defend the unfashionable

The difficult science of allowing ourselves to be loved by God will only come with prayer

Pope Francis prays before the icon of Mary "Salus Populi Romani" (CNS)

As Pope Francis says, only God can teach us to accept His love

The ‘family’ is not a weird Catholic obsession

Malthusians needn't worry (CNS)

The family is vital to our health, wealth, happiness and freedom

How should a Catholic respond to the awful abuse scandal?

Cardinal Marc Ouellet bows before a crucifix during a penitential vigil in Rome to show contrition for clerical sexual abuse (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

‘Weep with those who weep’, says author and convert Dawn Eden

Have we forgotten God in the pro-life battle?

A sign with a crucifix and rosary are seen during a pro-life demonstration July 10 outside the Irish Parliament in Dublin ahead of a vote to allow limited abortion in Ireland. (CNS)

The pro-life battle is a spiritual one

Once Blessed John Henry Newman had put his hand to the plough, there was no turning back from his journey towards Truth

Pope Benedict XVI leads Mass and the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman (CNS)

We should accept the teachings of the Church, even if we risk sounding old-fashioned

It’s so easy for doctors to betray their calling to ‘first, do no harm’

Luminal was used by doctors in the Nazi 'children's euthanasia' programme (AP)

The actions of Nazi Germany’s doctors should serve as a chilling warning to us to speak out

As the mother of a daughter with Down’s syndrome the cause of Professor Lejeune is dear to my heart

A mother plays with her daughter who has Down Syndrome (CNS)

Lejeune would be an inspiring role model for doctors, the medical profession, pro-life societies and geneticists