Tag Archives: Moral questions

Dystopia

I have to admit that I often write from a worried point of view – about our future in the post-everything western world. I was particularly marked by studying Orwell’s 1984 for English literature at school – like most kids … Continue reading

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Muscular Christianity

This is one of my favourite Don Camillo films. In this except, Peppone goes to confession, for the first time since 1918. He has little to confess, and Don Camillo gives him Absolution. Afterwards, he says to himself “I’m going … Continue reading

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Fr Hart, an American “Thomas Mann”?

In days gone by I had some quite serious differences with Fr Robert Hart, mainly because I defended my former Archbishop (John Hepworth) and what he was trying to do, namely bring the TAC into communion with Rome as a … Continue reading

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Mass Tourism

A few days ago, I was involved in a Facebook discussion about mass tourism, one that was provoked by a recent accident in Venice involving a cruise ship that crashed into a dock because the engines could not be stopped. … Continue reading

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Christian publishing during the Occupation

After my last posting, one of my faithful commenters (David Llewellyn Dodds) jogged my mind, and I mentioned in my comment replying to his I am presently reading Alan Jacobs, The Year of Our Lord 1943. Christian Humanism in an … Continue reading

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The Moral High Road

A few days ago, I watched Nuremberg (2000) on YouTube. The whole film is available for you to watch online or download. From 1 hour 32 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes, there is a dramatic cross examination of Hermann … Continue reading

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How do we deal with evil?

This is a theme that confronts us each year during Passiontide as the Church brings us to meditate on the rising wickedness of Scribes, Pharisees, Temple clergy and others against Christ, culminating in his death by crucifixion inflicted by the … Continue reading

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