James T. Bretzke, S.J., is a professor of theology at John Carroll University and the author of Handbook of Roman Catholic Moral Terms (Georgetown University Press), A Morally Complex World and Consecrated Phrases: A Latin Theological Dictionary (Liturgical Press).
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The Catholic Church’s ethical tradition gives us some navigational aids in traversing the difficult terrain of mask mandates and vaccine requirements during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Synod on the Family
There are few, if any, simple “recipes” for what following a formed and informed conscience looks like.
Pope Francis clearly believes there are few, if any, simple “recipes” for what following a formed and informed conscience looks like.
Editor’s note: As a pastoral event, the Second Vatican Council took a number of steps that brought renewal to Catholic moral theology. The recognition of the unitive purpose of marriage, for example, infused a sense of personal significance into the theology of marriage and the appreciation
In a Dilbert cartoon, “Mike the Vegan” takes pride in claiming that he uses “no animal products whatsoever.” Dilbert reminds him, though, that his clothing was made on sewing machines that use electricity produced from fossil fuels. The last panel shows Mike walking down the
While the majority of the 53 000 babies born prematurely each year in the United States would have died soon after birth if they had been born years ago this improvement is not an unmitigated success story since a good number of these children will endure long-term suffering and disability John L
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