Law and Liberty – Covid 19 lockdowns and the teaching of the Catholic Church

This article explores the Covid-19 lockdowns in light of the Catholic Church’s teaching on liberty. It was first published in Calx Mariae in September 2020. It is republished with here in a slightly edited form with permission. References to lockdown restrictions in the United Kingdom refer to regulations in force during the summer of 2020; …

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True Law – according to the teaching of St Thomas Aquinas

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak governments worldwide have enforced draconian regulations, restricting some of the most fundamental liberties of free societies – the right of free association, the right to earn one’s daily bread by honest labour, and even the right to leave one’s own home. They have also used the crisis to further …

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