New blog site for DB Hart’s amazingly profuse and various writings. Not to be missed. https://t.co/WDpMCJ676K— john milbank (@johnmilbank3) July 3, 2021
Saturday, July 03, 2021
Pope Francis’s comments about charity and the penal law in his recent reform of canon law ought to inform how we think about civil law, too. https://t.co/P9gZp8tCaG— Ius & Iustitium (@iusetiustitium) June 30, 2021
The purported link between charity (a supernatural infused virtue) and civil law. That the observance and execution of law should be motivated by charity is unquestionable; whether this can be legislated by a human authority is the dubious part, and this applies to ecclesial law as well. What matters for human law is the justice of the external action that is commanded (or prohibited).