Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

Lebanon represents the entire Middle East in miniature. We cannot let it slide into civil war

Protest has filled the void in public discourse left by sensible, reasoned debate

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador toned down the rhetoric during the campaign, but what will he do in office?

It’s not the first example of Duterte’s invective, but it is the worst yet

Without a broader appointment process, and a better complaints system, there will be more scandals like this one

Everyone is talking about it – but what does that say about us?

If the Australian state wants to make martyrs over the seal, it will find plenty of candidates

If Varadkar forces them to perform abortions, they cannot stay Catholic

How could Bishop Barros stay in office when it was clear he was such a liability?

There is one way in which secularisation is undermining the priesthood