Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Dr Edward Peters: The Recife excommunications: Summum ius, summa iniuria

Dr Peters writes:
Roughly translated, Summum ius, summa iniuria means "the greater the right, the greater the wrong". When a great right (e.g., the right to life) is violated, it results in a great wrong. Similarly, when those with great responsibility (say, Curial officials) commit blunders in office, they do much more harm than would others. The continuing crisis over recent statements by certain Roman dicastery officials in regard to the Recife excommunications case features, I suggest, wrongs of both these sorts.
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