Francis Phillips

After the creation of the Personal Ordinariate there’s not much left to talk about

I agree with Fr Alban McCoy’s decision even though I am not, in fact, in favour of altar girls

Their collection at the moment is very low brow, with one notable exception

Now that the bishops have reinstated fish on Fridays, the tradition of wearing a head covering at Mass could also be revived

Our bishops are generally holy men. But we ought to distinguish between private piety and the public office

The bishops’ decision to reintroduce the Catholic custom of Friday penance is a weekly reality check

The US leader, dismissed initially as a B-grade movie star, was a great pro-life president

The monarchy has great symbolic power: the royal couple could set a standard about the purpose and meaning of matrimony