Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

Well, here is a checklist. And it doesn’t include aid

Often aid gives power and patronage to corrupt regimes that are the cause of poverty themselves

She was a highly significant writer, and nearly every important literary person passed through her kitchen

She was a pawn, not a political player, and no one, it seems, felt sorry for her

As in China, the forces of conservatism were too great

Our addiction to beef does great damage to the environment. Time to wean ourselves off it

The Counter-Reformation shows us how to ‘detoxify the brand’ of Catholicism

This year’s feast of St Thomas More has more significance than ever, says Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith