25th January 2022
A Thomist’s guide to lying
Against a background of concern about standards of integrity and honesty in public life, Joe Egerton reflects on St Thomas Aquinas' discussion of the virtue of truthfulness and the vices opposed to it.
17th January 2019
Brexit, the Commons and the common good
Joe Egerton suggests that the procedural reforms proposed by the sixteenth century Jesuit, Robert Parsons, could facilitate a process of conciliation on Brexit.
8th August 2018
Edith Stein: truth at the service of humanity
On 9 August 1942, Edith Stein – St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Discalced Carmelite – was murdered at Auschwitz. In 1999, Pope St John Paul II made her one of the six patron saints of Europe.
11th October 2016
A preference for the poor: from Robert Parsons to Theresa May
Joe Egerton argues that Theresa May's first speech to the Conservative Party Conference as PM should be seen in the context of a centuries-long struggle in which Jesuit Robert Parsons played a role.
13th July 2016
May Day: Time for amendment of life
Joe Egerton draws on Christian political theology to analyse the post-referendum crisis in political authority in the United Kingdom.
18th June 2015
The terrorism of gossip
The terrorism of gossip is as harmful to the body politic as the Tudor terror that claimed the life of Thomas More, who was born on 7 February 1478.
17th April 2015
The fair minimum: is the Living Wage enough?
Voters may support the commitments of politicians to help those on low wages, but true progress does not depend on politicians alone.
17th February 2015
Sorrow not sorry: Learning from Dresden
Archbishop Justin Welby has been denounced for an ‘apology for [the] defeat of Hitler’. What did he actually say and why is it worrying that the erroneous interpretation of his speech came from an MP?
28th January 2015
Aquinas and the ‘secular’ state
Joe Egerton applies the thinking of St Thomas to a question that is acutely relevant in contemporary society: the right of the State to legislate on matters of religion.
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