Theology, philosophy and ethics

In their ruling in a right-to-die case this week, UK Supreme Court judges have urged Parliament to address the issue of assisted dying.  David Albert Jones reviews the bills currently being considered in Westminster and Holyrood which aim to legalise physician-assisted suicide.  He explores questions of law and language that surround the issue, and asks how the Church can contribute to this sensitive debate. Two new bills that would legalise assisted suicideThe British people are...
From 'Scenes from the Life of Christ: Ascension' by Mariotto di Nardo
The Feast of the Ascension strikes many Christians as the poor relative of the two rather bigger celebrations which top and tail the long and joyful season of Eastertide: Easter itself, and Pentecost. But Damian Howard SJ ascribes to this feast the utmost significance. What are we to make of the story of Jesus being taken up into a cloud, an episode that not only sounds like mythology but also violates our modern sense of space? In between our celebrations of the Lord’s Resurrection at Easter...

Pages