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Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips

Francis Phillips reviews books for the Catholic Herald.

Fatima conspiracy theories are damaging the Church

Sister Lucia, who died in 2005 at the age of 97, was the oldest of three children who received apparitions of the Virgin Mary at Fatima (CNS photo)

There are enough scandals for Catholics to worry about: no need to waste time on crackpot fantasies

The men abused by Rosminians deserve compensation

One of the men abused at Grace Dieu Manor preparatory school, Leicestershire (BBC/Blakeway Productions)

I hope the order learns a lesson from Canada, where a Truth and Reconciliation Commission is working to bring healing to victims

Why didn’t the Rosminian order tell us the truth about Fr Kit?

Fr Kit Cunningham died last year

The order apparently knew the truth of the allegations at least a year before his death

Let’s take a principled stand against the BBC’s euthanasia propaganda

BBC's Television Centre in London (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

The Corporation has betrayed its charter and is no longer worthy of receiving our licence fee

The BBC is drip-feeding assisted dying propaganda into our living rooms

Sir Terry Pratchett, a campaigner for assisted dying, has early onset Alzheimer's (PA photo)

Sir Terry’s message last night was relentless: ‘why can’t we be allowed to die like this in Britain?’

Fr McCoy was not being disobedient when he accepted female servers for the old form

Servers bow during a Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Latin rite at the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Two years ago a letter from Ecclesia Dei said female servers in the EF was allowable, if not recommended

Hungary’s cheering pro-life constitution offers a shining example to a comfortable, selfish Britain

Hungary's justice minister Tibor Navracsics speaks in the country's Parliament building about the new constitution (AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky)

The post-Communist country has grasped what is fundamental: a respect for life

A Third Reich mentality is taking over our treatment of the elderly

Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre, New York, blesses a patient at a hospice in his diocese (CNS photo)

We need a new crusade to fight this secular response and treat vulnerable people with dignity

ARCIC III sounds like a lot of hot air

Archbishop Bernard Longley of Birmingham (Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

After the creation of the Personal Ordinariate there’s not much left to talk about

The Cambridge chaplain is right to accept female servers at Tridentine Masses

Altar servers pictured at an Extraordinary Form Mass at the Basilica of St John Lateran in Rome (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

I agree with Fr Alban McCoy’s decision even though I am not, in fact, in favour of altar girls