Friday, 25 January 2013

Friday, 18 January 2013

'Catholics and Natural Living'

From The Vegetarian Messenger and Health Review (October 1946 edition). The cited author, Rev. Aloysius Roche, wrote a major treatise on animal welfare: These Animals of Ours (Burnes, Oates & Washbourne Ltd., 1939) See: Quotation

Friday, 11 January 2013

'A Better Way' by Phyllis McCoy

From an intense debate among Catholic animal welfarists which led to their society becoming increasingly vegetarian. See the Catholic Concern for Animals website and 'Reason, Religion and the Animals.' Published in The Ark no 58, August 1956. Eventually, the editor wrote God's Animals, an important study of Catholic teaching, proclamation and sensitivity towards animals which is no longer available (Review).

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Quotation: Professor F.W. Newman (1873)

"Law cannot forbid cruelties in detail, if it allow indiscriminate slaughter. Hearts are hardened by custom, and thus the evil spreads." From an article entitled 'Rights of Animals' which was published in The Index (December 11, 1873 edition). The Francis William Newman Research Center have reproduced the entire article in pdf format: See also: photograph

Friday, 4 January 2013