Why the Pope’s Press Conference Will Enrage Abuse Victims

This post first appeared on the Catholic Herald website on 19 Feb, 2016. The papal mid-air press conference has become an almost clichéd source of tension ever since Francis first grabbed a microphone at the back of a plane and started fielding questions. These impromptu sessions have given us some of the most unguarded, most … More Why the Pope’s Press Conference Will Enrage Abuse Victims

The Necessity of Scalia’s Legal Positivism

This post first appeared on the Catholic Herald website on 15 February, 2016. The unexpected death of Justice Scalia of the United States Supreme Court, over the weekend, has weaponised still further, if that were possible, the ongoing presidential campaign. Scalia was a towering judicial force and his loss is truly a national one for … More The Necessity of Scalia’s Legal Positivism