"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Thursday, June 22, 2006

The Man for All Seasons

I should be nice today, since it's the feastday of St. Thomas More, the first lay chancellor of England, who was killed by Henry VIII for his opposition to Henry's break from Rome, refusing to swear an oath recognizing the King as supreme head of the Church in England, and for opposing the King's illegitimate marriage to Anne Boleyn. He is the patron saint of lawyers, statesmen, and large families, among other things. As chancellor, he was in effect a prosecutor, and before that had served as an under-sheriff for London. For his principled opposition to tyranny, and his service as a law-enforcement official and prosecutor, he is the inspiration for this blog.

“My lord, for one bishop of your opinion I have a hundred saints of mine; and for one parliament of yours, and God knows of what kind, I have all the General Councils for 1,000 years, and for one kingdom I have France and all the kingdoms of Christendom.” ........Thomas More (at his trial on July 1, 1535)

Jay Anderson has collected a cornucopia of More information at this posting.

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