Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

Cuts to overseas aid would make headlines, but will no one challenge Westminster’s cosy consenus

Should justice be a matter of interpreting law or a matter of rewarding desert?

The funeral was attended not only by golf luminaries but also the ordinary people of the town

If you have plans for Saturday, cancel them

In Britain there is no such thing as ‘the Catholic vote’, but with the Alternative Vote there might well be

The Vatican is a Church; on what grounds can it ban someone from coming to Mass?

Every empire falls for a simple reason: a lack of self-belief. And our leaders don’t seem to believe anything much any more