Hail, Emmanuel Macron, crowned of God, great and peaceful Emperor of the Romans!

From the Catholic Herald print edition, July 5, 2018 Buy The Path of the Martyrs: The Battle of Tours and the Birth of Europe here for just £1.99 Last week France’s maddeningly young president Emmanuel Macron became the “first and only honorary canon” of the Basilica of St John Lateran while on a trip to meet the Holy Father in Rome. The title dates back to the 15th century but many French presidents, including François Mitterrand… Read on

Daily Telegraph: Life is so much better with our elders around

From the Daily Telegraph, October 2, 2014 Grandparents are not just free babysitters – they offer us a vital link with the past Pope Francis, the world’s most popular septuagenarian, held an event at the weekend for thousands of the elderly and their grandchildren, where he said: “A people that doesn’t take care of its grandparents and treat them well is a people with no future.” He’s right, and as a father of three young children who still relies on… Read on