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Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips reviews books for the Catholic Herald.

Our attitude to sugar needs to go the same way as smoking

Cups and sugar cubes are displayed at a news conference at New York's City Hall (AP photo)

The Mayor of New York wants to ban super-sized cups of sugary drinks. I’d go further

There is nothing shameful about the human body

ARTWORK OF ADAM AND EVE DISPLAYED AT VATICAN MUSEUM

But there’s something odd about wanting to appear nude in public

The marriage debate has made for some unlikely bedfellows

It is not just ‘bible-thumping Christians’ who oppose the change

Something in the British psyche demands the magic of monarchy

Revellers on the Mall in London watch the Queen appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony (PA photo)

We’ll even borrow one from abroad rather than become republican

Are we failing to pass on pride in the Queen to our newest citizens?

The Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William on the balcony of Buckingham Palace (PA photo)

The Chief Rabbi says Jews are ‘intensely loyal’ to the Queen. Is that true for our immigrants today?

Peering down a microscope can bring us closer to God

A sample about to be loaded on to a helium ion microscope in Dublin (one of only ten in the world) (Photo: PA)

Science can lead to wonder in the way it reveals the beauty and harmony of creation

The BBC’s relentless bias over euthanasia

Assisted suicide guidelines

The BAFTA for Terry Pratchett’s documentary is just the latest example of the Beeb’s stance

Why give the Sacraments to those who don’t believe?

A conversation with my parish priest reminds me of the difficulties the Church faces with baptisms, weddings and Holy Communion

The children of prominent Nazis still struggle with a terrible legacy. If only they had the consolation of Christ’s love

Bettina Goering, left, talks with Shanti Bannwart, whose father was a senior military official in Nazi Germany (PA photo)

None of the interviewees on BBC2′s Hitler’s Children mentioned religious belief at all

The irresistible force of modern ‘rights’ meets the immovable object of the Catholic Church

Obama Birth Control

President Obama’s contraception mandate has opened a new front in the culture war