Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

The Church in Norway and Germany should keep their distance from the state

Abandoning a belief in absolute moral norms would be a catastrophe for the Church

Amazingly, we do not seem to have a Museum of the Middle Ages in this country

The Irish novelist and short-story writer has died – his books are well worth discovering, if you haven’t already

The president-elect’s penthouse, reminiscent of the palaces of Saddam Hussein, must give us all pause

Bernini’s 350-year-old elephant statue has been vandalised

The Pope’s poignant gesture reminds us that the causes of homelessness must be addressed

National and state-level votes suggest the hierarchy may be losing touch with its people

The abortion stance of Clinton’s running mate was a major issue for Catholic voters

If the Church in China accept state-appointed bishops, it would damage the Church and confuse the faithful