instruere...inlustrare...delectare Disputations

Saturday, April 25, 2009

An unobserved anniversary

April 2 was the six-year anniversary of the introduction on this blog of a topic I've revisited much more often than I would have liked. That first post began with these words:
Some committed Catholics have, in recent weeks, expressed the opinion that torture is acceptable under certain circumstances; the canonical circumstances feature a terrorist with knowledge of where a nuclear bomb that will blow up in one hour is concealed in a large city.
Last night, Deal Hudson expressed the opinion that torture might be acceptable under certain circumstances; specifically, "with the context of war, in the face of clear and present danger to the common good."