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Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips reviews books for the Catholic Herald.

The Anglican woman vicar who gave up her ministry to become a Catholic

Members of the Women's Ordination Conference (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)

Una Kroll, ordained a priest in 1997, says ‘God gave me a direct push that I could not resist’

The poet who confronted T S Eliot over his anti-Semitism

In 1933 T S Eliot said a 'large number of free-thinking Jews' were undesirable in a Christian society

Jewish poet Emanuel Litvinoff was horrified that Eliot’s anti-Semitic sentiments persisted after the Holocaust

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