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Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips reviews books for the Catholic Herald.

We have taken our identity as a Christian country for granted. Now we must defend it

Prayers are said every year at the state opening of Parliament (PA photo)

Clive Bone’s success at the High Court shows that Britain has started to lose its Christian identity

Receiving the Sacraments is not a ‘right’

As a mother whose Down’s syndrome daughter made her First Communion I object to the language of rights entering Christ’s Church

The business of transferring an embryo to a surrogate mother’s womb is, to me, deeply disquieting

Surrogate mothers at the Kaival Hospital in Anand, Gujarat, India (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

The woman who travelled to India for a surrogate was overjoyed, and saw the commercial transaction as mutually beneficial. But I found out it hard to celebrate

More than any monarch, Queen Elizabeth II understands the spiritual element of her coronation oath

More than any monarch, Queen Elizabeth II understands the spiritual element of her coronation oath

Christianity is at the centre of her tireless dedication to public service

Smacking laws are unworkable products of Left-wing middle class diktat

David Lammy: working-class parents feel powerless to discipline their children Photo: Johnny Green/PA

Smacking is not abuse and parents should not be penalised for it

Regrets? Some of those onboard Costa Concordia may have a few. Then again, so should we all

Edith Piaf pictured on a US stamp (AP Photo/USPA)

No one in their right mind – certainly no Christian – can sing ‘Non, je ne regrette rien’ and really believe that it’s true

The American Church fights back

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius stands next to President Barack Obama  Photo: CNS photo/Reuters

The bishops are taking on the Department of Health over proposals to make religious institutions provide contraception and abortifacient pills

Five reasons why America’s moral consensus has collapsed

Michael Voris: The courts and the legal system reflect the views of secular liberals

For five decades fundamental moral values have been sidelined by economics and politics

I am sad to say farewell to the print edition of Catholic World Report

Content will now be available for free online

The magazine, founded in 1991, provided honest coverage of the Church’s problems but also showed its life and vigour

We should never give in to moral relativism

Whether one is Labour or Tory, believer or not, you can’t change the natural laws