“Christians see themselves handing on the faith of previous generations to the following generation, and so faithful to it in that way, but always open to what is new. I heard somebody contrasting the lazy tradition that simply repeats what’s said previously to the real tradition that brings the faith to life for a new generation, grasps the very heart of it and hands it on and brings it to life. And that’s what tradition most deeply is. It’s not simply a bland repetition.”[i]
Dean of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rev Andrew Doohan, gave the address to mark the beginning of the 2016 Law Term at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, on 3 February. He took as his theme, “justice without mercy can never be true justice”.