Day: February 29, 2012

Bishops overplaying their hand?

“People are sympathetic to the bishops when they are trying to protect religious institutions, but when they push their public policy agenda, whether it be against gay marriage or for immigration reform, they are treated as just another voice in the public square,”

The rest of the ABC human rights speech story…

[Williams] observes that there has been a more recent trend to develop Human Rights as a purely universal legal code around the entitlements claimed by individuals and in this lecture he offers an alternative approach that takes into account the cultural and the community aspects of human interaction – which is an integral part of religious belief

Happy Leap Day

February 29 is an extra day in the calendar that comes around once every four years to fix the problem of 365 days not being quite enough. People born on this day can celebrate their birthday today! In paraphrase of