Francis Phillips

Sheila Cassidy’s new book ‘Confessions of a Lapsed Catholic’ points to a faith that has not matured

Sherlock Holmes, Rilke and Mozart help illuminate the unconscious on BBC Radio 4

Whatever Lady Warnock’s views, she made her case carefully and courteously

As the mother of a girl with Down’s Syndrome, I disagree

A Requiem Mass I was at this morning was highly unusual in one respect: there was no panegyric of the dead

He could have provided a philosophic commentary to this week’s party conference

And he could have taught Buddhists a thing or two about respect for animals

It is fatally easy to assume that priests accused of sex abuse are guilty until proven otherwise

The Pope’s visit has reminded us that the two per cent difference in DNA between Orang-utans and humans is vast, unbridgeable and infinite

Behind all the euphoria, another piece of good news: author Leo McKinstry announces his conversion after a spiritual awakening in Venice