As the geographical scope of the Zika virus spreads, and researchers further examine the evidence surrounding its connection to microcephaly, women who are currently pregnant (or trying to be) are awash in misinformation and fear-mongering. Fearful for their children and for themselves, they need advice on what to do. When […]Read More
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On Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, Catholics, Christians of other denominations, and women and men of good will observed a day of prayer and fasting in response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria, at the invitation of Pope Francis.Read More
…there is another way in which human judgment often aspires to God-likeness: when it seeks to control the future course of events, preventing future evils, rather than merely rectifying existing wrongs.
Of course, there is a plausibility in this aspiration, since prudence is one of the essential political virtues, and prudence is above all concerned with weighing future consequences, with planning and forethought, with mitigating foreseen harms and maximizing prospective benefits. But prudence, in the scheme of cardinal virtues, must remain always the handmaiden of justice.Read More
Over 150 US Catholic theologians, economists, and other scholars and clergy issued a statement “On All of Our Shoulders” on October 9, 2012. Intended to serve as a corrective to mistaken or partially correct references to Catholic social teaching during the current election season, especially by Republican vice-presidential candidate Representative Paul […]Read More
In their most recent letter concerning the budget, Bishop Blaire and Bishop Pates reiterated their longstanding position regarding evaluating the effects of Congress’s budget decisions. As you prepare to consider legislation that addresses deficits and spending, I reiterate the following moral criteria to guide these difficult budgetary choices: 1. Every […]Read More