Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

The Saint teaches us that all political projects must recognise the dignity of the individual

‘I used to think that Fatima was something of a sideshow. I certainly do not think this now’

The jailing of the governor of Jakarta is deeply unjust and absurd

If he really does believe that truth is inaccessible, then France has a president who believes in the dictatorship of relativism

The Vatican media operation has often gone so badly wrong that it created embarrassment which eventually became the story

A retreat – even a ‘strategic retreat’ – from the world feels more Orthodox than Catholic

The young man’s death raises questions about Egypt’s regime. Italians will hope the papal visit has some impact

The Knights were conquered by Napoleon and almost co-opted by the Tsar. But they survived

Once you abandon belief in rationality, all you are left with is force and violence

Days off for Christian feasts and other religious festivals would be more appropriate than our current bank holidays