Monthly Archives: February 2014

The female of the species…

In our discussion on Natural Law Milliganp raised the question, perhaps not seriously, of whether there were differences in application where women are concerned. I thought it would be interesting to look at the basis for such differences, and invite … Continue reading

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It’s only Natural

The Natural Law, which underpins the assessment of moral behaviour in the Catholic tradition, is often seen as a complex concept, rooted in the distant past – and only of academic interest nowadays. It certainly has a long history which … Continue reading

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Unmoored Morals

The German and Swiss bishops have produced reports on the Vatican questionnaire published in preparation for October’s extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family. It will be interesting for us to discuss the findings. I put them in note form … Continue reading

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Flight into fantasy

Last year I wrote a column (“Your pension in peril”, June 21) which drew attention to a major demographic problem: “The imbalance which occurs when the rate of fertility changes – causing a serious mismatch between a smaller working population … Continue reading

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