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Topic: Francis Philips

There is no room for anti-Semitism in the Church

What does the cry of the people baying for blood during Christ’s Passion really mean?

If only we could look at one another with eyes of mercy

Why a new play about Pope John Paul II offers an original, thought-provoking perspective on the man who became pope

Assisi alone is reason enough to beatify John Paul II

The Devil’s Advocate has a necessary task but the late Pope’s virtues outweigh his faults and errors of judgement

Priests should rejoice at the greater accuracy of the new translation

Instead of huffing and puffing about the new English translation of the Mass, priests should instruct their parishioners on why it is a good thing

Communion on the hand or on the tongue?

Bishop Athanasius Schneider’s book argues for reverence for the Eucharist and concentrates the mind wonderfully

Shakespeare did write Lear; what is more, he was a Catholic

Sir Derek Jacobi is wrong to think that Shakespeare could not have written his own plays; the greatest poet and dramatist of all times was an Englishman and a Catholic

Let’s move on from condoms. What the Pope said about the priesthood is more interesting

Despite the furore over condoms, Light of the World, the book-length interview with Pope Benedict, is about a whole lot more than sex.

Can there be dialogue with Islam without religious freedom?

The case of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian sentenced to death for blasphemy, raises the question whether there can be dialogue with Islam if there is no religious freedom