27 Feb 2019
Even today, people turn their lives around and embrace a life of service and meaning
2 Feb 2019
The hunger-for-hustle epidemic raging through a generation.
23 Jan 2019
Why we should not trust viral videos.
30 Oct 2018
A film about a 20th century martyr for faith and conscience will be released soon.
1 Jun 2018
To be a Christian in Ireland will, for many, have the taste of exile about it.
28 May 2018
More than two-thirds of those voting in Friday's referendum said 'yes' to abortion.
23 May 2018
A poll on whether to remove constitutional safeguards for the unborn is a momentous step
13 Apr 2018
The moral malaise behind the Facebook scandal did not begin with this tech monster.
14 Feb 2018
We should not mistake the past for the present.
21 Nov 2017
Real darkness threatens but goodhearted people have their own power.
5 Oct 2017
This time the issue is the nation’s Constitutional protection of the unborn child.
17 Aug 2017
Neo-Marxist ideology has Christianity in its sights.
16 Jun 2017
The leader of the Liberal Democrats has resigned over his beliefs on same-sex marriage
12 May 2017
The writer’s harrowing visions challenge us in our comfort zones.
3 Apr 2017
Confronting secularism does not require flight from the hurly-burly of society
18 Jan 2017
Why the fuss over Oxfam's claim that the 8 richest people own as much as the world's bottom half?
10 Jan 2017
Shusaku Endo’s masterpiece, Silence, is dark but powerful
8 Apr 2016
An exciting history of a great and cruel people
18 Mar 2016
A surprising new Russian novel recommends 'the way of the saints'.
4 Feb 2016
Right down to our own day, Chairman Mao left a legacy of cruelty and inhumanity.
30 Jul 2015
The Boy Scouts will regret opening doors to openly gay leaders and employees.
20 Jul 2015
Despite its rawness, Go Set a Watchman is a literary treasure.
18 May 2015
What about the children, they ask.
15 May 2015
It has been a bad week for a government hitching its wagon to marriage "equality".
11 May 2015
The pollsters in the UK got it completely wrong. Is the same true in Ireland?
18 Sep 2014
Forgiveness, yes, but the honest recording of memory has its own moral imperative.
28 Mar 2014
An Italian journalist gives advice that has feminists fuming. Is she mad?
25 Mar 2014
Even the Roman Empire had a use-by date. What is ours?
4 Mar 2014
Secularism is Europe’s noblest achievement and Christianity’s gift to the world, says an Oxford don.
7 Feb 2014
Donna Tartt's splendid third novel The Goldfinch is a sharp critique of corrupt Western culture.
16 Jul 2013
Defying her party's attempt to force consciences on the abortion issue, Lucinda Creighton loses her job but saves a fundamental right.
12 Feb 2013
On March 27 last year, the UK’s representation in Strasbourg organised the European Council’s first “closed conference” (ie, public not admitted), to agree detailed plans for the June 2013 implementation of "equal civil marriage”, with a keynote address from Lynne Featherstone. A speech by the British judge, Sir Nicolas Bratza, then head of the European Court of Human Rights, signalled that the court was ready to declare same-sex marriage a “human right”, as soon as enough countries fell into line.
6 Feb 2013
Yesterday, Tuesday, February 5, 2013, was D-Day for marriage in the United Kingdom – well, in the England and Wales segment of it anyway. Yesterday evening (British time) Marriage was redefined in a fairly massive vote in Britain’s House of Commons after six hours of debate. The vote was 400-175. More than 70 members spoke.
29 Jan 2013
A British MP is going to table a bill in the House of Commons this week which seeks to protect “conscientious beliefs about the definition of marriage”. The bill, being introduced by Edward Leigh, will seek to amend equality legislation to protect free speech. Among other things, it addresses the perceived threat to teachers and public workers who might find the Government’s attempt to legislate for a redefinition of marriage.
24 Jan 2013
The pending bill would, for the first time in our state's history, redefine marriage to legally recognize same-sex "marriages." But neither two men nor two women - nor, for that matter, three or more people - can possibly form a marriage. Our law would be lying if it said they could.
23 Jan 2013
What is going on? Now you see it, now you don’t, now you see it again. Google has been involved in some sinister censorship – or perhaps they just blundered and then caught themselves on. We know that Google supports the campaign for gay “marriage” in the US – and presumably further afield as well – but we did not suspect that they would be censoring opposing viewpoints on the issue. Are they?
16 Jan 2013
Two “divorcing” gay men are arguing with each other before a Canadian court, the one denying the “rights” of another because the jurisdiction in which they first registered their civil partnership does not recognise it as a “marriage” while the jurisdiction in which they now live does. With a straight face – although we have no photographs to prove it, - the Canadian judge ruled that it would be “impermissible discrimination” not to view Wayne Hincks, 44, from London, as married to his partner Gerardo Gallardo in exactly the same way as a husband and wife.
9 Jan 2013
The French have a track record for going overboard on rational ideologies. The problem is that in their pursuit of those ideologies the can become quite. So I suppose we should not be too surprised by the latest antics of France’s new socialist government. A few weeks ago, their stubborn insistence on their ideological new tax laws plunged them into confusion and now their intolerant threats to anyone who opposes their plans to introduce gay “marriage” by next June looks like stoking old hostilities into flames again.
2 Jan 2013
The weakness of any argument is often revealed in the reversion of its advocates to the ad hominem mode - which is just another way of avoiding the issue at the heart of an argument. While not exactly ad hominem, more a question of ad institutionem, the media onslaught on the mild but clear utterances of the leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales over Christmas did little more than betray the shallowness of the gay case for the redefinition and ultimate destruction of the institution of marriage.
17 Dec 2012
Reports from Britain show that the battle in the public square there on the issue of gay “marriage” continues to gather momentum. In the London Times last week one of the country’s foremost thinkers, Roger Scruton, took the government to task for “the shallow reasoning that has dominated the political discussions surrounding this move” to redefine marriage.
14 Dec 2012
Outrage seems too mild a term to describe the reaction which is evident across Britain in the wake of the government’s decision there to press on with its redefinition of marriage. Yesterday's Daily Telegraph in its editorial comment decried the needles import to Britain of what it called America's "culture wars" on this issue.
12 Dec 2012
The British Government is expected to announce legislation for what it calls 'Equal Civil Marriage' next week. It will also publish results of its recent 'Consultation' on the issue. The formal debate on the Bill will not take place until the New Year.
4 Dec 2012
Ireland's Press Council was praised by the Leveson Inquiry. But it hasn't put a stop to the group think in the Irish media.
19 Nov 2012
A mother’s death becomes instant propaganda for dismantling protection of unborn children.
19 Nov 2012
We’re heading for economic dictatorship according to a writer in today’s Sunday Telegraph (UK). But another story carries a grimmer message – that Britain is already in the grip of a more pervasive and sinister dictatorship. “Primary school teachers 'could face sack' for refusing to promote gay marriage”.
13 Nov 2012
The likely result of gay and lesbian pressure groups pushing for the redefining of marriage is going to be that the institution will become a meaningless charade and disappear from the face of the earth. This is the ultimate conclusion of William J. Haun, a lawyer in Washington, D.C., writing in the current issue of First Things.
11 Nov 2012
Among the things which were disturbing on the campaign periphery was the vitriolic and abusive language which some commentators in the mainstream media – if the Huffington Post can now be described as such – are prepared to descend to in the debate on this issue.
9 Oct 2012
Witte is content to let people have sex with however many people they want. But in marriage, he says, the state must insist that it knows best. In a wedded union, three is a crowd. Brake argues for an almost complete disestablishment of marriage. Even same-sex marriage (SSM) advocates are too restrictive for Brake in that they would confer benefits on two people alone; SSM advocates leave out “urban tribes, best friends, quirkyalones, polyamorists” and other diverse groups united by a common bond of caring.
3 Oct 2012
In a lecture on Love, Sex and Marriage in Liberal Societies, delivered to the Iona Institute in Dublin last Friday night, Professor Haldane argued that about the only non-conflicted terms in his title were the two words “and” and “in”. Everything else had more or less gone by the board and utter confusion seemed to reign around them in public and private discourse. The consequences of this were nothing short of disastrous.
24 Sep 2012
Britain’s Coalition For Marriage has sought an expert legal opinion on the perceived threats to freedom of conscience in the destruction of marriage now promised by the British Government. Add to that similar threats in the public policies of the USA, France and Ireland – to name just three. If you take away freedom of conscience you destroy, not only Liberty itself but one of the foundations of Fraternity, respect for the individual conscience of my brother.
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