Monthly Archives: June 2011


 

by on June 29th, 2011

As the call for freedom advances in Muslim-majority countries, we have good reason to be optimistic that religious freedom will increase as well.

by on June 27th, 2011

By the year 2020, the Islamic nations of the Mediterranean Basin will resound with positive cries for democracy, human rights, individual liberty, and the dignity of every man, woman, and child.

by on June 24th, 2011

The body has a language of its own, and the sexual revolution is founded upon a lie.

by on June 22nd, 2011

Our current economic debates underscore the case for an approach to political economy that rejects social contract theory and embraces a robust conception of human flourishing.

by on June 20th, 2011

To take offense does not free us from further argument or criticism. Instead, offense demands ongoing criticism between partners in ethical discourse as a recognition of their fundamental human equality.

by on June 17th, 2011

Those who care for the severely disabled and dependent testify to our sense that they are part of the human community.

by on June 15th, 2011

Marital love implies dependence on another instead of autonomy, and it shows that certain goods (sex and procreation, love and marriage, marriage and parenthood) are connected. We must recover the language of self-giving. The second in a two-part series.

by on June 13th, 2011

The logic of contract and the movement to conquer nature have resulted in the triumph of autonomy and demise of the family. The first of a two-part series.

by on June 10th, 2011

Metaphysics provides the crucial foundation for natural law, and our current intellectual climate is ripe for embracing metaphysical foundations once again. The third in a three-part series.

by on June 8th, 2011

Acts are not made good or bad by our mere say-so. We must also examine the objective intention of our actions. The second in a three-part series.

by on June 6th, 2011

A notion of “social practice” should guide the way we think about morality and politics. The first in a three-part series.

by on June 3rd, 2011

Zoning codes used to favor settlement patterns scaled for human beings. No longer.

by on June 1st, 2011

Public recognition of unions contrary to human flourishing will hurt, not help, the happiness of those who participate in them.

In Depth: Islam and Immigration

Agree or disagree with Donald Trump's approach to Islamic immigration, the United States must come to terms with such immigration's cultural and demographic implications.


  • by Joseph G. Trabbic on February 9, 2017

    On Thomistic principles, Trump’s ban on Syrian refugees whose lives are in danger is not morally justifiable. Bans on other travelers and immigrants, however, are not as problematic.

  • by Robert Carle on February 21, 2017

    President Trump’s executive order on immigration is deeply troubling, because it inflicts suffering on “the least of these” for political gain. This demeans the office of the President and robs the United States of its moral high ground in the War on Terror.

  • by Joseph G. Trabbic on August 22, 2016

    Is there a moral obligation for the US not to enact Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim travel into the US?

  • by Luma Simms on March 10, 2016

    Our nation faces an assimilation crisis as many Middle Eastern immigrants reject our culture, which they perceive as libertine. We could improve the situation through a renewed commitment to our founding principles, particularly the reunification of faith and reason.

  • by Robert Carle on October 29, 2015

    A best-selling new novel taps into an angst that has become an obsession in Europe.

  • by Luca Volontè on December 17, 2015

    Europe can only emerge from its downward spiral by putting religious faith and respect for history and tradition at the center of our communal and personal lives.


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