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December 2019
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Truth, lies and Santa Claus: What shall we tell our children about Father Christmas?

It’s not a problem now. Our children are that bit older. But for years we had to threaten them with dire penalties as Christmas approached. They mustn’t say it. They mustn’t even hint at it. Whatever anyone said to them, they mustn’t let it slip. They don’t believe in Santa. I well remember the…

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November 1996
Articles > Cultural and Ethical

Hidden agendas

There is no such thing as completely unbiased reporting. Whether they want to or not, the news media are always giving us a perspective on issues that indicate how they think we should interpret them. Take, for example, two recent front-page stories: on selective termination, the ending of one or more lives within a…

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