John C. Ford in 'America'

Please find below a collection of the writings of John C. Ford, S.J., whose writing appeared inAmerica over several decades. To learn more about the theology of Father Ford, see Aaron Pidel, S.J.'s article "Ford’s Foundation."

“Non-Christian Jurist,” May 20, 1944

Advertisement

“Excommunicate Bad Drivers?,” November 17, 1956

"Coping with the Problem of the Drinker,” November 9, 1957

More on the Council and Contraception,” April 16, 1966

Comments are automatically closed two weeks after an article's initial publication. See our comments policy for more.
Amanda Jones
3 years 9 months ago
Father John Ford was the most preeminent moral theologian in the United States during and after World War II. He vigorously fought to maintain the traditional teaching of the Church on the intrinsic evilness of every contraceptive act. The moral theologian was mostly known for his numerous writings on alcoholism. He argued, against the more rigorist view, that the addiction was, for many, a disease and that it needed to be treated as such. Many people are admiring him for his courage and vital contribution in theology and philosophy.

Advertisement

The latest from america

A woman who told police that she and her family were from Sudan is taken into custody by a Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer after arriving in February 2017 by taxi and walking across the U.S.-Canada border into Quebec. (CNS photo/Christinne Muschi, Reuters)
Canada is not innocent when it comes to immigration policies that have the potential to hurt individuals and divide families.
Dean DettloffJuly 13, 2018
In this June 6, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff John Kelly attends a briefing on this year's hurricane season at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The private letter, sent more than a year ago, may have had changed Mr. Kelly’s mind for a time.
J.D. Long-GarcíaJuly 13, 2018
May the best team win. Actually, may Croatia win, argues Travis Timmons.
Travis Timmons July 13, 2018
We asked readers how they find God and upkeep their faith over summer.
Our readersJuly 13, 2018