Monthly Archives: April 2016

Quentin for Pope!

In our discussion of bad apples and bad barrels our contributor, Ignatius, wrote of the need to accept the weakness in the human aspects of the Church. It reminded me of an old fantasy of mine. I recall imagining that … Continue reading

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Believe the experts?

7:30, Sunday morning – my wife wakes me. Her body has been in intense agony for some hours. In 40 minutes we are at the nearest hospital. She undergoes a series of tests for her kidneys, without result.  On the … Continue reading

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Amoris Laetitia

Amoris Laetitia – what do you think? I have read the document quite quickly, taking extra care over particular sections. And I have read several initial commentaries. So I give you my early reactions. I am struck by its idiosyncrasy. … Continue reading

Posted in Bio-ethics, Moral judgment, Pope Francis, Quentin queries, Spirituality, Uncategorized, virtue ethics | 44 Comments

Why not me?

A few days ago I watched an “Unreported World” programme on BBC 4. It was about Karachi – Pakistan’s richest city. I was shocked. The problem was water. In recent years the lack of customary rain, linked to an appallingly … Continue reading

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