Francis Phillips

Our bishops are generally holy men. But we ought to distinguish between private piety and the public office

The bishops’ decision to reintroduce the Catholic custom of Friday penance is a weekly reality check

The US leader, dismissed initially as a B-grade movie star, was a great pro-life president

The monarchy has great symbolic power: the royal couple could set a standard about the purpose and meaning of matrimony

What does the cry of the people baying for blood during Christ’s Passion really mean?

Why a new play about Pope John Paul II offers an original, thought-provoking perspective on the man who became pope

The Devil’s Advocate has a necessary task but the late Pope’s virtues outweigh his faults and errors of judgement

Instead of huffing and puffing about the new English translation of the Mass, priests should instruct their parishioners on why it is a good thing