Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith

Embracing Christians from ethnic minority backgrounds provides an opportunity for learning

Once you could agree or disagree with female ordination as an Anglican

Anglicanism was born out of a movement that saw the destruction of all England’s religious houses. We have to face that honestly

The Church has faced state interference with bishop appointments long before China – now is not the moment to bow to political pressure

The Irish novelist and short-story writer has died – his books are well worth discovering, if you haven’t already

Bernini’s 350-year-old elephant statue has been vandalised

The abortion stance of Clinton’s running mate was a major issue for Catholic voters

If the Church in China accept state-appointed bishops, it would damage the Church and confuse the faithful

Robert Harris’s new thriller is set in a conclave. He talks about his love for the Vatican, his respect for the Pope, and how the Gospels left him ‘stunned’

Plus Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith on godparents and Dan Hitchens on how the Church should respond to drug legalisation