SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

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August 06, 2018
All dioceses should follow Bishop Gainer's lead
August 02, 2018
The Stopping Places by Damian le Bas, Chatto and Windus, 320pp, £15 Where have they all gone? Well might you ask. There was a time when the Gypsies were a permanent feature of our landscape and a staple of our literature. Think of the remarkable figure of Meg Merrilies in Sir Walter Scott’s wonderful tale
July 27, 2018
Famiglia Cristiana's description of the Italian Interior Minister is an extraordinary personal attack
July 26, 2018
Manuel Farrugia's Christ the King fresco in Paola, Malta shows modern church art need not be ugly
July 26, 2018
Summer is a curious time in parishes. Everything goes into suspended animation, and this year more so than ever, with the never-ending hot weather. Schools are closed, and a lot of a parish priest’s work is school based: no more school masses, no more governor meetings, no more school visits, until September. And as schools
July 23, 2018
Filters and censorship don't work, so parents should educate their children
July 20, 2018
It was Lenin and the Soviets, not foreign agents, who killed the Russian Imperial Family
July 18, 2018
The cardinal allegedly exploited the ambitions of seminarians in order to prey on them
July 16, 2018
As family coherence becomes a memory, we've developed a taste for watching tight-knit families on our screens
July 13, 2018
While priests need admin skills, experience shows that turning the Church into a business leads to disaster
July 12, 2018
They may be distasteful, but banning things sets a dangerous precedent
July 12, 2018
My daily habit of logging on to the Times of Malta website has become depressing of late. The ongoing migrant crisis, and the ships that are refused the right to dock; the failures and delays in bringing the killers of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia to justice, and now the news that almost 500 trees
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