June 11, 2021
John Rawls

The free market and the moral vacuum

Nationalist racism, the idolising of aggressive leaders, the ever-increasing division between rich and poor: for those who don’t like it, the continuing success of reactionary movements […]
June 8, 2021
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Lorraine Cavanagh: Good And Bad Religion and How To Tell The Difference

Faith and the kind of belief which brooks little questioning are two quite different things. The way in which these two words are either confused or […]
June 7, 2021
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Lorraine Cavanagh: What is the Church For?

I feared, when I offered to give this paper, that I had spoken too hastily. Should I have waited, before putting forward the suggestion that we […]
May 30, 2021
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Lorraine Cavanagh: Is QAnon the New Religion?

‘The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people, but the silence over that by the good people’ memorable, but by no […]
May 27, 2021
Dying person in a hospital bed

Law, faith, compassion and the dying

Matt Hancock, the UK’s Secretary of State for Health, is best known as the Government’s lead on the Covid pandemic but engages with death in other […]
May 21, 2021
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Sex as a blessing

The Christian case against same-sex partnerships is well and truly murdered by the new 81- page Report by the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research. Twenty academics […]
May 13, 2021

Peter Liddell: So Luke Copied the Ascension?

“When he had said these things, he departed upwards”  (Livy) Dennis R. MacDonald points to the resemblance between Luke’s narrative and Livy’s description of the ascension […]
May 13, 2021
Graduates throwing their hats in the air

Why humanities are at least as important as sciences

It isn’t just theologians who are horrified by Chester University’s plan for compulsory redundancies in its department of Theology and Religious Studies. The Church Times reports […]
May 6, 2021
Map of Jersey surrounded by battleships, with Pope Francis' statement 'There will be no peace as long as we see others as "them" and not "us"'

Jersey: on enjoying the prospect of a fight

‘Acting like Putin’, declares the Daily Express, ‘Macron shamed for Jersey chaos as MP warns of plans to ‘up the ante’. ‘Flare up’ says the Sun: […]