Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

Under the leadership of Pope Benedict we have slowly regained our footing

Knowledge of the Bible gave Anglo-Saxon poetry its resonance and depth

The English settings I learnt at school seem to have disappeared entirely

If Gaddafi had followed this simple rule so many lives would have been spared

Protesting about the Pope coming to your city is appalling bad manners

It’s a myth that the Italian composer did not care about religion

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith on why so little violent crime happens in Italy

Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith reviews a superb production of All’s Well That Ends Well, but cautions against extravagant interpretations of Shakespeare

The trouble is that once a tradition has been destroyed, how do you revive it again?