Catholic Moral Teaching

Thumbnail kathleen1 Abortion is a social justice issue

Catholics for Choice (CFC) launched its new ad campaign “Abortion in Good Faith” on Sept. 27, the same day Hugh Hefner died. Hefner, a long...

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Thumbnail pro life march washington A complex moral calculus

People who live in the real world know that, when it comes to issues of justice and ethics, we don’t all fit neatly into slots. This is especially...

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Thumbnail archbishop charles chaput speaks with cna in rome on sept 15 2014 credit joaqun peir prez cna 8 10 15 Archbishop Chaput on the enduring legacy of Veritatis Splendor

This week, First Things published “The Splendor of Truth in 2017”, an essay by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia on St. John Paul II’s 1993...

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Thumbnail korea   nuclear war hibakusha Before we consider nuclear war, let’s remember the ‘hibakusha’

Sumiteru Taniguchi was 16 years old. He had just started working as a mail carrier, riding his red bike through the streets of Nagasaki when the...

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Thumbnail boy scouts credit anne via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 7 29 15 Boy Scouts accepts gender identity as new standard for admission

Dallas, Texas, Jan 31, 2017 / 05:19 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Citing legal and community changes, the Boy Scouts of America have said self-declared...

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Thumbnail euthanasia medical syringe credit sfam photo shutterstock cna Brothers of Charity euthanasia controversy could have far-reaching implications

Vatican officials have summoned to Rome the board of directors overseeing a group of Belgian Catholic hospitals. The group administers hospitals...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 231919336 Can I Donate My Body to Science?

Some people may wish to “donate their body to science” after they die. Such a gift of themselves can be objectively good and praiseworthy provided...

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Thumbnail hillary clinton credit evan el amin shutterstock cna Clinton ignored pro-lifers at her own peril, Democrats say

Washington D.C., Nov 11, 2016 / 02:40 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the wake of Hillary Clinton's electoral defeat in Tuesday's presidential election,...

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Thumbnail human embryo file photo credit firstbrook just click 100 via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 2 3 15 'Embryo jewelry' a sign we've taken the wrong path, IVF critic says

Sydney, Australia, May 5, 2017 / 01:18 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- For one critic, a report that IVF-conceived embryos are being cremated and turned into...

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Thumbnail rainbow flag credit guillaume paumier via flickr filter added cc by 20 cna 10 2 15 Fr. James Martin's LGBT book: Where it's strong, where it falls short

Washington D.C., Jun 29, 2017 / 01:10 pm (CNA).- There’s been a lot of chatter about Fr. James Martin’s new book, “Building a Bridge: How the...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 289012445 Healthy and unhealthy fear of God

As a theologian, priest and preacher, I often get asked, “Why isn’t the Church preaching more fear of God anymore? Why aren’t we preaching more...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 345934481 How does the Catholic Church resolve new bioethical questions?

A number of years ago, I participated in a debate at Harvard on embryonic stem cell research which also included a Jewish rabbi, an Episcopalian...

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Thumbnail doctor insurance credit alexkich shutterstock cna How should a Catholic evaluate health care policy?

Another effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act seems on the verge of failure, after three Republican senators stated that they would...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 530750827 “It’s Not Wrong, If It Feels Right!”

Many people today believe that moral judgments and values are merely expressions of sentiment. They deny that moral values are fixed or universally...

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Thumbnail the new mexico state capitol credit cmh2315fl via flickr cc by nc 20 New Mexico bishops admonish pro-choice Catholic legislators

Santa Fe, NM, Mar 14, 2017 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- New Mexico Bishops released a statement last week discouraging public advocacy from...

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Thumbnail 20170227t1151 8164 cns death penalty Pope's death penalty views might mean a new approach to criminal justice

On Thursday, Pope Francis told a gathering in Rome that the Catechism of the Catholic Church should significantly revise its treatment of the death...

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Thumbnail sofia vergara credit yahoo via flickr cc by 20 cna Sofia Vergara is being sued by her own frozen embryos

New York City, N.Y., Dec 9, 2016 / 03:02 am (CNA).- Emma and Isabella are suing their mother, Sofia Vergara, according to court documents obtained...

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Thumbnail hospital sick credit drpnncpptak shutterstock cna The Brothers of Charity are clear: no euthanasia is possible in our hospitals

Br. René Stockman says it clearly: the path to euthanasia is not viable for a Catholic hospital. After a board of trustees decision to allow...

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