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Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips reviews books for the Catholic Herald.

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Let’s end the obsession with women priests: the arguments are outdated and the question resolved long ago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

I could not accept a reduction in the abortion limit if it excluded the disabled

MP Nadine Dorries wants to reduce the abortion limit to 20 weeks by 2015

Nadine Dorries would like to reduce the abortion limit to 20 weeks, yet as the mother of a Down’s syndrome daughter I could not support her proposal

St Francis would have rejoiced at the idea of a pilgrimage to truth at Assisi

A barefooted pilgrim walks on his hands and knees to the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

His own life was a pilgrimage of joyful suffering towards a closer union with Christ

Lord Nicholas Windsor has braved the Establishment – ie, his own family – by speaking out on abortion

The Queen’s cousin has set a fine example to fellow royals and fellow Catholics