On “Slippery Slopes”: A Response to Richard Mouw

richard-j-muow

That's the title of my latest essay over at The Catholic Thing. It is a response to a First Things blog post by Richard Mouw. Here's how my piece begins: My friend, Richard Mouw, a philosopher and former president of Fuller Theological Seminary, has raised an important challenge about the use of counterexamples when making one’s case on certain controversial moral and political questions.He shares one of the arguments he employs to explain to his friends why he opposes the legal recognition … [Read more...]

The Parable of the Kosher Deli: Bishop Lori’s Statement to the House Committee on Oversight regarding Religious Freedom

I anticipate the bishop's analogy in my October 14, 2011 Catholic Thing essay, "President Obama: Ex-Liberal." Here is the text of Bishop Lori's statement: … [Read more...]

Chuck Colson Schools Rush Limbaugh

rush-limbaugh

You can find the transcript here. … [Read more...]

Contraception and Catholicism: What the Church Really Teaches

Tollefsen-030205-4x6

That's the title of a piece authored by University of South Carolina philosopher, Christopher Tollefsen, who this year is serving as a Visiting Fellow in the James Program at Princeton University. The essay published this morning on National Review Online. Here's how it begins:Catholic teaching on contraception is at the heart of the controversy over the Health and Human Services mandate. Catholic hospitals and universities are unwilling to purchase insurance plans that provide contraceptive … [Read more...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X