Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Family Man

“When law can do no right, Let it be lawful that law bar no wrong: Law cannot give my child his kingdom here, For he that holds his kingdom holds the law.” So said Constance to Cardinal Pandulph in Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Current Affairs, Law, Philosophy | Leave a comment

The Word

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” So begins St. John’s gospel. Clear, concise, as good an opening sentence as you are likely to find anywhere. St. John lived rather … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Current Affairs, Philosophy | Leave a comment

Saturday Night Fever

In case you missed the Crusades, the Battle of Lepanto or, indeed, turned up at the gates of Vienna just as they were doing the washing up, fear not because all is not lost. Just as you were wondering about … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Current Affairs, EU, Politics | Leave a comment

Friends with Benefits

As Oscar Wilde wrote of one of the characters in Charles Dickens’s Old Curiosity Shop: “One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell without dissolving into tears….of laughter.” And this week, although it fell … Continue reading

Posted in Current Affairs, Economy, EU, Politics | Leave a comment