Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Pope speaks out on the issue of condoms… The Vatican has moved to clarify remarks made by the pope on the use of condoms, insisting he had “not reformed or changed the [Roman Catholic] church’s teaching”. But the statement made clear that Pope Benedict XVI was prepared … Continue reading

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In our time, Melvyn again: Melvyn Bragg discusses the life, works and enduring influence of the medieval philosopher and theologian St Thomas Aquinas with Martin Palmer, John Haldane and Annabel Brett. St Thomas Aquinas’ ideas remain at the heart of … Continue reading

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Please learn this quote from Cicero…

    ‘True law is right reason in agreement with nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrong-doing by its prohibitions. And it does not lay its commands … Continue reading

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Reflection of Buddha

  ‘Be a lamp unto yourself and seek your own liberation with diligence.’ BUDDHA Last words. What would be your obituary? Imagined or otherwise….

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Philippa Foot and her moral questions – to kill, or to let die?

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Melvyn Bragg and Aristotle

Aristotle and Bragg – What more could a girl ask for? The context of Aristotle in the city, and the ideas behind his Politics: Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss one of the most important works of political philosophy ever written … Continue reading

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Contraception and Natural Moral Law

CHRISTIANS, CONTRACEPTION AND NATURAL MORAL LAW In 1968, Pope Paul VI issued his landmark encyclical letter Humanae Vitae (Latin, “Human Life”), which reemphasized the Church’s constant teaching that it is always intrinsically wrong to use contraception to prevent new human … Continue reading

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