Monthly Archives: May 2016

Holocaust 2016

None of us will have missed the chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives, Cathy Warwick, deciding, without formally consulting members of the RCM’s governing board, that her organisation should campaign for women to be legally free to have … Continue reading

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Eunuchs in the choir

Moral theologians at loggerheads? So it may seem to us amateurs. Let’s try to understand the problem by starting with natural law which underpins our moral decisions. This is based on our understanding of human nature as God has created … Continue reading

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Fundamentally I’m a Christian

Today I want to look at a particular issue in moral life. I am going to give a brief description of two antagonistic views. Perhaps you will be able to assist me in understanding the issues better. As Catholics we … Continue reading

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Anti anti-Semitism

A big kerfuffle this week about alleged anti-Semitism in the Labour Party! The pièce de résistance was Ken Livingstone’s claim that Hitler had initially been in favour of the Zionists – “before he went mad”. Leaving aside history (see below) … Continue reading

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