On this page you will find some Food for Thought articles, published by Fr Francis Marsden on various subjects connected with Catholic faith, morals and apologetics.
First visit to Ukraine 1991
(still then the Soviet Union)
How the Fatima message was fulfilled.
St Athanasius - courageous defender of the Faith in a time of heresy
The existence of the angels
Why science developed in Christian countries - how Christianity and science go together
So-called safe sex is unsafe
Why condom use will not stop the spread of AIDS.
Life on council estates in Liverpool: crime and vandalism are the problem. the social deprivation is spiritual more than material.
St Catherine of Siena and her prophecies
When St Augustine was sent from Rome, the evangelisation of England began
Christ, Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the End, Lord of time and of all the ages
Historical and archaeological evidence for St Peter and St Paul's martyrdoms in Rome
A satire on the tragedy of liberal theologians
Our Lady's messages from Medugorje
What is the problem about Christians of other denominations receiving Holy Communion in the Catholic Church?
Reasons for a celibate Catholic priesthood
Children' rights and fertility treatments
Corporal punishment - a cruelty or a necessity?
What the Scriptures say - Gay is not so gay
The advantages of fertility awareness:
Natural Family Planning
Does God condone sex before marriage?
Lest we forget . . on Flanders fields
Occultism and superstition is not harmless
Is the Bible alone enough for Christians?
Rome, city of the nations
When the Pope saved Europe: Lepanto, the last Crusade
A visit to Mount St Bernards Cistercian Abbey - A Joyful Purgatory
Christians and contraception: is just following your conscience enough? What if your conscience is mistaken?
Should Christians "impose" their morality upon others by legal means?
History of the schism with the East, and attempts to heal it.
Alas, Satan is no empty myth: combat with the Enemy of human nature
The Ten Commandments teach us true love
An excursion to purgatory
How the Holy Spirit works through the Seven Sacraments
A parable about the barque of Peter
Labour over capital - basics of Catholic social teaching
Preparation for Pentecost