Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

The return of the statue and painting of the Virgin Mary was celebrated by most of the island’s population

If so, this is bad news for all of us

Both translations seek to avoid “Gas Board English” and create a suitable language to express transcendent truths

Even preaching about the necessity of confession caused me trouble

The real solution is that care should be what it claims to be – namely caring

The current Sunday arrangement has not been a great success

Posters of Katherine Howard are everywhere, advertising yet another Tudor novel

RTE’s programme about abuse in Africa showed two very different ways of handling the problem: facing up to it or keeping it quiet

The ENO’s reductive production of Britten’s opera A Midsummer Night’s Dream makes the composer very much of our time

The existence of the seal of the confessional reminds us that these things belong firmly in the internal forum