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Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips reviews books for the Catholic Herald.

The lessons of Nadine Dorries’s bungled attempt to reform abortion rules

The silhouettes of Prime Minister David Cameron and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

The episode has exposed the cowardice of the Coalition Government

Why the Tibhirine monks were right to pray at a mosque

A scene from Of Gods and Men, about the martyrdom of the Tibhirine monks

One priest suggests they cannot be Christian martyrs if they repeatedly worshipped a false god

Michael Voris: Being Catholic is about salvation, not accommodation

Michael Voris wielding his 'sword of truth'

Francis Phillips relates Michael Voris’s take no prisoners approach to faith

If only more people knew that they could find healing through Confession

A priest hears a confession in Retiro park, Madrid, during World Youth Day (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

World Youth Day reminded us that the sacrament can open the doors to new life

Christianity is no longer the soul of public life: that’s why anarchy broke out last week

A boy stares at the aftermath of the riot in Tottenham (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)

I felt depressed at the scenes on our streets, but not actually surprised

World Youth Days are not debauched rock festivals, but joyful encounters with Christ

Pope Benedict XVI leads Benediction at World Youth Day in Sydney (CNS photo)

Let’s cease the jeremiads

Has a Dutch-style ‘Tesco spirituality’ spread to the English Church, too?

Photo: PA

A Protestant minister in the Netherlands believes there is no life after death and that God is a ‘human experience’

My heart sank when I heard the Pope’s holiday reading advice

Benedict XVI told pilgrims this week that some books in the Bible could be read in an hour (CNS photo)

I’m not sure I can sit on the beach, surrounded by grandchildren, and read the Book of Job

Michael Voris is coming to London. Cafeteria Catholics watch out

Michael Voris speaks at a bloggers' meeting at a bar in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

His message is simple: we Catholics should be prepared to live our faith radically

What attracted Anders Breivik to Freemasonry?

Breivik posing in his Masonic costume (PA photo)

The Masons in Britain are, apparently, open to anyone who believes in a God and donate huge sums to charity. So what did Breivik see in it?