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Guns don't kill people; people kill people; but guns can habituate people to killing, and that is clearly what is happening in our culture now.
What does it mean to offer “thoughts and prayers” to those affected by mass shootings?
Many of those who invoke freedom to refuse mask and vaccination mandates also support using government power to restrict the freedom of businesses to require masks or vaccinations for employees and customers.
The COVID-19 pandemic offers religions a moment to credibly blend the insights of faith with the findings of science and with the requirements of ethics.
We must put policies and procedures in place to ensure that those who are prioritized to get the vaccination do so quickly while others who are lower on the priority list get theirs in appropriate due time.
- The Real Moral Failing with the Johnson & Johnson COVID Vaccine Would be to Refuse It: Reflections on a Catholic Controversy
Catholic bishops in the United States are split about the morality of using a COVID-19 vaccine.
In the face of our nation’s current division, love and politics must find a way to co-exist.
Approaching difficult political conversations with accommodation, humility, and the assumption of goodness can help our country reconcile after a polarizing election.
The process of reconciliation must begin with recognition of each side and their unique perspectives.
- Pope Francis’s Statement Endorsing Same-Sex Civil Unions Undermines the Moral Legitimacy and Legal Arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia
Recently released statements by Pope Francis create tension between the petitioners’ moral claims and legal arguments in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia