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Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips reviews books for the Catholic Herald.

Boris Johnson is right to raise suspicions about the BBC’s absurd use of BCE/CE

The BBC's website refers to BCE/CE rather than BC/AD as it is 'religiously neutral'

If our timeline does not commemorate the birth of Christ it has no business to exist at all

Yet another Christian doctor is investigated for bringing up religion: what a waste of public money

Dr Richard Scott is being subject to a heavy-handed investigation by the General Medical Council (Photo: PA)

A GP faces a disciplinary hearing for suggesting to a patient that Christianity might help depression

If only someone like Dolores Hope could act as official censor at the BBC

If only someone like Dolores Hope could act as official censor at the BBC

A censor would not have to be Catholic; just someone who can tell the difference between laughter and obscenity

Beware the smuggling of atheism into science lessons

Sir David Attenborough wants the Government to tackle the 'threat' of creationism in schools (Photo: PA)

Of course schools should teach evolution – but they should not present it as a substitute for God

The battle on abortion should not be about incremental gains in Parliament

A Pro-life Day with Mary could be organised annually (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

Pro-lifers should start by saying that abortion is intrinsically evil and fight on that principle

Now we have an improved new Mass translation, can we apply the same rigour to our hymn books?

A choir singing during Mass in New York (CNS photo/Mike Crupi, Catholic Courier)

Including such jingles as ‘Who put the colours in the rainbow?’ is patronising: are they for children?

The Holy Father would have made a terrific relationships counsellor

Benedict XVI meets engaged couples in the Italian city of Ancona (Photo: CNS)

One US ‘expert’, on the other hand, believes that people are just not cut out for monogamy

‘Pro-choice’ campaigners should look to China and think again

One in six baby girls in China is aborted

Francis Phillips wonders if pro-abortion activists have thought through the consequences of their views

Our Lady, at the supreme moment of human history, chose to say ‘yes’ to life

Photo: PA

Two stories I encountered yesterday offered an alternative to the Ann Furedi perspective

The nature of women is to give and nurture life, not destroy it

In Britain the jury is still out on whether women should serve in close combat units (PA photo)

Arguments over women fighting in the armed forces and the legalisation of abortion are linked