Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

When a bishop loses the confidence of his flock, the sooner he goes the better

The Islamists do not separate the religious from the secular

Around 300,000 people are under siege, yet the world seems to prefer to ignore them

On the Ahiara dispute and on Bishop Barros, the Vatican has radically changed course

The Church must address the difference between refugees and economic migrants

If the new paradigm trumps the old paradigm, what is to stop some future paradigm shift trumping the current one?

The cardinal’s much-discussed lecture was worryingly ambiguous – and in one important place just incorrect

The drama left many unanswered questions

When it comes to religious freedom, the Chinese government say one thing and do another

The cardinal’s apparent endorsement of blessing same-sex couples has troubling historical echoes