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Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips reviews books for the Catholic Herald.

Being a stay at home mother is a ‘career choice’ not to be sneered at

A new born baby grasps the thumb of her mother

Feminist propaganda has posited the idea that being at home with your children is less exciting than going into the work-place

We need to remember the lessons on abortion and conscience before we legalise assisted suicide

Abortion has threatened doctor's consicence rights. Won't assisted suicide do the same? (PA)

Cases such as Dr Chazan’s should make us think twice

There’s no need to be defeatist about old age and assisted suicide

Pope Francis (CNS)

The Church needs to spearhead a new approach to old age

Are there any Communist philanthropists out there?

Jack MacDonald left millions to the Salvation Army (PA)

Two rich men demonstrate the importance of sharing wealth

If free speech on abortion is closed down on campus it will affect our future leaders

Pro-lifers' freedom of speech was recently threatened at the University of Oxford (PA)

Pro-lifers at university have to stay vigilant

The Vatican is right to honour Charlie Chaplin, a ‘chosen man of God’

Chaplin in 'City Lights' (AP)

Although not a religious man, Chaplin captured something of the universal human heart

When lived out properly the married vocation and the priestly one are meant to magnificently complement each other

Newlyweds marry in a Catholic Church (CNS)

I am growing more aware of the lonely lives some priests lead

Mother Teresa sent me a personal message bashed out on an old typewriter. This is what it said

Blessed Mother Theresa with Saint Pope John Paul II, just months before she died (AP)

Our correspondence 24 years ago shows what motivated her – love

What can we learn from Mother Teresa?

A woman prays by a portrait of Mother Teresa in Calcutta (CNS)

For the Albanian saint living Jesus’s example was more important than politics

Should the Pope push through the canonisation of Pius XII?

Pius XII prepares to give a radio address in 1943 (CNS)

A new book suggests the wartime pope used all the means within his power to help Jews