Voices

James F. Keenan, S.J., a moral theologian, is the Canisius Professor at Boston College.

Faith Faith and Reason
James F. KeenanNovember 08, 2019
This interview first appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of In Our Time, the newsletter of the Dorothy Day Guild, edited by Carolyn Zablotny.
Politics & Society Features
James F. KeenanMay 18, 2018
Pope Francis advocates for the consistent ethic of life in a throwaway culture. Like Cardinal Bernardin many years ago, he defends the sanctity of life at every stage and in every situation.
Arts & Culture
James F. KeenanDecember 22, 2016
In the United States we need in humility to allow ourselves to be judged by the truth.
James F. KeenanMarch 23, 2016
“What for some is freedom of conscience is for others simply confusion.”
In All Things
James F. KeenanFebruary 20, 2016
Pope Francis reminds: "Don’t confuse the evil of avoiding pregnancy by itself, with abortion."
Faith
James F. KeenanMay 06, 2015
Pope Francis’ penchant for cold-calling Catholics has become a well-known sign of his warmth, candor and attention to individuals. And although not everyone can expect to receive a personal phone call from the pope it does not hurt to be prepared. So we asked a few members of the fai
Pope Paul VI at the Vatican.
Faith Faith and Reason
James F. KeenanJanuary 22, 2014
In many instances I try to teach them how to read and understand “Humanae Vitae” as a real, authoritative document.
Books
James F. KeenanFebruary 13, 2012
One family's harrowing journey through the U.S. health care system
Arts & Culture Books
James F. KeenanJune 18, 2007
A new book traces the development of human rights.
James F. KeenanApril 04, 2005
The death of Josef Fuchs, S.J., on March 9 in Cologne, Germany, marks the end of a period of enormous transition in moral theology. Along with Bernard Häring of the Alfonsianum University (d. 1998) and Louis Janssens of Louvain University (d. 2001), the Gregorian University’s Fuchs provided t