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Does Pope Francis have a “Weak” Bioethic?–A Response to Mark Cherry

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Current Events, From the Field | 1 comment

A few days ago, those of us on the Christian Bioethics e-mail list got advanced notice of a commentary by Prof. Mark Cherry. Titled...

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Finally, A Way “Beyond the Abortion Wars”

Posted by on Feb 9, 2015 in Current Events, From the Field | 8 comments

Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward For a New Generation by Charles C. Camosy. Eerdmans. 224 pages (to be released March 12th 2015) In...

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How Technology Obscures Moral Agency

Posted by on Feb 6, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

The following is a guest post from Joshua Hochschild, associate professor of philosophy and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Mount...

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Archbishop Romero is now a martyr.

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

On February 3, Pope Francis claimed Archbishop Oscar Romero a martyr. Oscar Romero was killed while saying mass on March 24, 1980. It has...

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Herd Immunity and Theological Anthropology: A Catholic Case for Vaccinating Your Children

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

California has many attractions that international travelers and local residents alike can visit. Since we are residents of southern...

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Secularism, Religion, and Moral Progress

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

Is religion a source of moral progress in the world, or does it hold humankind back from achieving a more just society? In a recent column...

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Anti-Catholic Microaggressions

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Current Events | 2 comments

Derald Wing-Sue has made something of a name for himself through his research on “microaggressions,” which are insults that a...

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NFL Ignores its Own Concussion Rules on its Biggest Stage

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Current Events | 2 comments

So apparently a sporting event took place last night. I didn’t watch. Now, those who know me might guess it was because I was still...

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The NFL, Women, and the Idolization of Masculinity

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Current Events, Popular Culture, Women and Gender | 0 comments

It’s Super Bowl Sunday! For football fanatics, this is the highest of holy days for our beloved sport. Football has been traditionally...

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A New Paradigm for Catholic Energy Ethics

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

The following is a guest post by Erin Lothes Biviano, who teaches theology at the College of St. Elizabeth. 2015 promises to be a...

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Public Choice Theorists Should Read the Popes

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

  One of the key goals of Pope Francis’s papacy has been the reform of the Curia, the Vatican bureaucracy responsible for overseeing...

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Between Rabbits and Contraception

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Current Events | 1 comment

Pope Francis has caused a little controversy with his statement that Catholics do not need to breed like rabbits.  Many inside and outside...

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[UPDATE 1/23] The Viability of the 20-Week Abortion Ban: Is the GOP Willing to Work to Secure Passage?

Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

This week brings with it yet another difficult Roe v. Wade anniversary. But this one has something different about it: not only will...

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#ReclaimMLK and the Aesthetics of Appropriation

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in American Politics, Current Events | 0 comments

Yesterday’s national observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s holiday—arriving in the wake of the violent death of Michael Brown in...

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Feminization or Commercialization? A Reply to Cardinal Burke

Posted by on Jan 20, 2015 in Current Events, From the Field, The Parish | 2 comments

His Eminence Cardinal Burke recently gave an interview to the “New Emangeliztion Project,” a group which argues that there is...

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A Brief Reflection on MLK: Subtle Changes in Racial Consciousness

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

This is the third J-term in a row that I am teaching an Introduction to Christian Morality, in which I have used sections from Fr. Bryan...

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Marriage and Divorce, Burden and Liberation

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Current Events | 0 comments

One of the most contentious issues at the recent Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on marriage and the family was the question of divorced...

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Forbes to Francis: Exit Stage Left?

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Current Events | 2 comments

My colleague Bill Collinge and I were planning for the coming semester’s faculty seminar, where we engage faculty at the Mount across the...

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The Baptism of the Lord – Overcoming Violence with Patience and Mercy

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Current Events, Lectionary, Pope Francis | 0 comments

Is 42:1-4, 6-7 or 55:1-11; Ps 29: 1-4, 9-10 or Is 12: 2-6; Acts 10: 34-38 or 1 Jn 5:1-9; Mk 1: 7-11 In July of 2014 I wrote a post...

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This Year in Cuba? The Coming Agony and Obligation of Reconciliation.

Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in American Politics, Current Events | 0 comments

  “La patria es agonia y deber.”/”The homeland is agony and duty.”  — Jose Marti Every year on Christmas,...

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