Monthly Archives: January 2013

The uncomfortable consequences of choice

Official analysis of birth statistics has added further evidence that illegal abortions on grounds of gender are taking place in the UK, according to the Telegraph‘s front-page story. It was already known that sex-selection abortions (mostly of girls, within some … Continue reading

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On gay marriage, we have much to learn from France

A number of papers report the letter in last Saturday’s Tablet by the retired Archbishop of Glasgow, Mario Conti — a detailed and precisely-argued case against gay marriage on the grounds that, while sins are not necessarily crimes, it was wrong “to attempt … Continue reading

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The Pope does not ‘bless’ anti-gay laws: he seeks to lift them

The determination of some commentators to scrape the barrel in their attempt to depict the Catholic Church as a homophobic institution reached yet another new low last weekend when the Guardian and online ‘gay news service’ Pink News ran articles … Continue reading

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What the closing of the Soho Masses means

The Archbishop of Westminster’s decision yesterday to end the so-called ‘Soho Masses’ — distinctive liturgies expressly open to gay people, held fortnightly in central London for the past six years — has surprised many, delighted some, and dismayed others. It … Continue reading

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Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s … that is, everything

References to the threat to marriage in Archbishop Vincent Nichols’ Midnight Mass homily were brief — a matter of a few lines in what was mostly a gentle meditation on the meaning of the Nativity. He referred to “the love … Continue reading

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