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    “Wholly at one with the most authentic Christian legacy”: John Milbank on the Catholic Church ruling the death penalty ‘inadmissible’

“Wholly at one with the most authentic Christian legacy”: John Milbank on the Catholic Church ruling the death penalty ‘inadmissible’

Today (2 August) the Vatican has ruled that the death penalty is always inadmissible, changing the Catechism of the Catholic Church which had previously allowed for capital punishment to be handed down in extreme cases. John Milbank provides us with his reaction to this historic announcement. He welcomes the change and sees it as perfectly in line with Christian […]

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    Emmanuel Macron’s Speech to the French Bishops: A Poisonous Gift?

Emmanuel Macron’s Speech to the French Bishops: A Poisonous Gift?

Here is Arthur Ghins’ reaction to President Macron’s speech on Monday to the Bishops’ Conference of France. Arthur sees Macron’s speech as an invitation to mutual trust in place of mutual suspicion, and a welcome one, as long as Catholics are not expected to relinquish their Catholicism.

What was Macron’s intention? This question came back to me repeatedly as […]