Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

The defrocked ex-cardinal represented a certain style: careerist, accommodating, and at home among the wealthy and powerful

The film presents a misleading picture of the last reigning Stuart monarch

The move would be a decisive break with Sacred Tradition, and lead to an exodus of serving clergy

The Prince of Wales is likely to shake up English Christianity when he becomes monarch

The ethics are complex, but we need to clarify what a funeral is actually for

Mgr Gilbey was chaplain to Cambridge University for 100 terms

American traditions may be recent, but that doesn’t make them inauthentic – and it hasn’t stopped them from conquering the planet

Campaigns against fake news and gossip have in the past been used to silent dissent

Her ordeal suggests the rule of law is breaking down in Pakistan