There was widespread condemnation in 2013 of the jury who were unable to reach a verdict in a prominent British court case involving the ex-wife of a former Member of Parliament. But the criticisms of the jurors, who have since been dismissed, are misplaced, argues Joe Egerton.
Do our penal practices contribute to the common good, or do we need to think more carefully about our response to crime?
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’.
Michael Barnes SJ uses Ilario of Viterbo’s depiction of the Annunciation as a starting point from which to discuss whether faith is linked integrally to a particular narrative.
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?
What does the new evangelisation mean, and how is it an authentic fruit of Vatican II? Dominic Robinson SJ explores Pope Benedict’s call in the light of the Second Vatican Council’s understanding of evangelisation and later developments of this teaching.
James Corkery SJ explores Dei Verbum, Vatican II's Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation How did an intervention from Pope John XXIII prevent it from becoming a very different document?
Damian Howard SJ opens Thinking Faith’s series for the Year of Faith by reflecting on why a whole year devoted to the experience and practice of faith could be a moment of healing for the Church.
There are two good reasons for thinking about moral dilemmas, argues Jesuit philosopher Gerard J. Hughes. The first is quite simply to look for an answer to the question, ‘When one is in a real dilemma, what on earth is one supposed to do?’ The second reason is rather less obvious, and it is to discover what moral dilemmas have to teach us about moral principles quite generally. What can we learn from our considerations of the moral world?
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