Monthly Archives: May 2010

Out in Politics.

The sudden fall of David Laws, now ex-minister in the UK coalition cabinet for falling foul of expenses regulations in an attempt to keep his sexuality private, has thrown into relief the record of some other politicians. I was struck…

Better Courts Now.

I confess, I fail to understand the logic behind direct elections for judges. Clearly, the most important qualification is not political beliefs, but a blend of qualifications, experience and judicial philosophy. If vacancies must be filled by election, then those…

The Place of the Catechism

Ever since I wrote here and also at the Open Tabernacle about the importance of care with language, distinguishing between “Vatican” teaching and authentic “church” teaching, (What are “Church teaching” and “Church” teaching?) an OT reader, David,  has been engaging…

Reading Magisterium Backwards? Paulus, 3rd century.

Modern scholarship has left us familiar with the idea that the standard presentations of Biblical statements on homoerotic relationships are frequently misrepresentations of the texts, and are certainly highly selective cherry picking. Well-known examples are the regular recourse to the…

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