Do our penal practices contribute to the common good, or do we need to think more carefully about our response to crime?
Edmond Grace SJ explores the popular understandings – and misunderstandings – about how the EU operates, and suggests why the relationship between Britain and Brussels might be considered unique.
Is Catholic Social Teaching starting to capture the political imagination? Dr Anna Rowlands explores the increasing interest of UK politicians in the Church’s ‘best-kept secret’.
Paediatric palliative care doctor, Richard Hain, presents a sensitive account of the ethical issues surrounding the provision of intensive care to premature newborns. ‘Are there children for whom intensive care and resuscitation are not appropriate?
Michael Sean Winters analyses the campaigns of the candidates for the United States presidency. How do Obama and Romney differ on economic policy? And to what extent will issues of religious liberty affect the results of the 2012 presidential election?
Vincent Rougeau explains why ‘Obamacare’ has been a source of contention and places the debate in the wider context of American politics at the moment.
Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the man responsible for the growth of ‘Olympism’ in the modern age, was shaped by his Catholic educational experience.
In March 2012, Dr Rowan Williams announced that he would be stepping down from the office of Archbishop of Canterbury at the end of this year. Mark Chapman presents his own view of events within the Church of England and the Anglican Communion in their ten years under Archbishop Rowan Williams.
The 100th anniversary of the birth of Enoch Powell on 16 June has provided an opportunity for commentators to assess the lasting reputation of a man who became an infamous figure in British politics after delivering a single spe
Dr Marion Smith thinks about Jesus’s discussion with the Pharisees and Herodians regarding the question of paying taxes to Caesar, and encourages us to ask ourselves what Jesus’s response to his challengers demands of us as members of society.
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