SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Andrew Tettenborn

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November 29, 2021
In our pursuit of autonomy, we have divorced ourselves from moral agency, says Andrew Tettenborn
November 11, 2021
As its row with Poland intensifies, the EU has passed an abortion resolution that betrays an alarming strain of anti-religious feeling
January 09, 2020
The EU is constitutionally committed to the idea of democracy. Furthermore, every country in it is by tradition Christian, about a third being fairly strongly Catholic. Yet shortly before Christmas the European Court of Justice rebuffed an attempt to use democracy to promote Christian values. In 2013 an Italian initiative under the aegis of Pope
October 17, 2019
Catholics have often made common cause with the promoters of human rights. And with good reason: as Leo XIII argued in Rerum Novarum (1891), we cannot condone cruelty, neglect or baseless discrimination directed at anyone if we profess the idea that we are all equally made in God’s image, and that mistreatment of any one
October 11, 2018
The Supreme Court's ruling is a relief, but their reasoning leaves cause for concern
June 07, 2018
The law stays, but the judges' arguments leave grave cause for concern
May 31, 2018
A simple but important religious freedom case has reached the Supreme Court. Ashers, a bakery in Belfast, appealed against a £500 damages award under British and European Union laws for discrimination on sexual orientation grounds. Its owners, who are devout Presbyterians, had declined to provide a cake decorated with the words “Support Gay Marriage” to
May 31, 2018
Later this year the Supreme Court will reveal its judgment on the Ashers saga. It will have far-reaching consequences
February 19, 2018
Is it really such a radical idea to think healthcare professionals should not be forced to help in procedures to which they morally object?
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