The EditorsMarch 26, 2014

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

“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

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Amanda Jones
6 years 7 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.

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