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Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips reviews books for the Catholic Herald.

Heroes like Derek Barrowcliff light up our dark times

Heroes like Derek Barrowcliff light up our dark times

Reading the pathologist’s obituary lifted my spirits

Heavy-handed child protection is eroding trust in Catholic schools

Students can apparently no longer enter Downside Abbey without being accompanied by an adult

Monks and other members of staff at Downside are now being treated with caution

Bishops should stop worrying about decline and start encouraging couples to be open to life

The Duggar family on NBC News's Today show (Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via AP Images)

People are often too afraid or too selfish to have larger families

It is my grandson’s generation that will have to take up the struggle for Christian values

Plus some helpful responses to my post about Tesco

Why has Tesco thrown its enormous weight behind a gay pride event?

Tesco has ended its 10-year partnership with Cancer Research and is now sponsoring London's gay pride parade (Photo: PA)

If thousands of Christians and others protest then it is likely Tesco executives will think again

Modern scientific slaughter is more barbaric than violence by primitive peoples

We are becoming less violent as a species, argues Steven Pinker in his new book, yet that only serves to make the violence of enlightened peoples worse

Let’s end the obsession with women priests: the arguments are outdated and the question resolved long ago

Campaigners for women's ordination in front of St Peter's Basilica in Rome (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Campaigners such as Baroness Helena Kennedy think priesthood is all about power

The best counter to the Halloween juggernaut? Purgatory

The trashy ‘festivity’ of Halloween has risen to prominence because we are unable to face the idea of the “Church Suffering’

Anonymous should be ignored by all Shakespeare lovers

Conspiracies about the authorship of Shakespeare have fascinated for decades, but ultimately ‘only foolish snobs don’t believe in Shakespeare’

Should pro-life campaigners compare abortion to the Holocaust?

Dr Bernard Nathanson was converted by love, not insults. AP Photo

A new American film compares abortion to the Final Solution, but is such a comparison tasteless, and does it even help the pro-life cause?