June 27, 2018

Breakingviews – Hadas: Vatican asks the right financial questions

The Church’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development wants to help “all men and women of goodwill” create “a new economy, more attentive to ethical principles, and a new regulation of financial activities that would neutralise predatory and speculative tendencies and acknowledge the value of the actual economy”.
June 26, 2018

Pope Francis: Human ecology begins with accepting the body

A healthy human ecology begins with a respectful and holistic view of the body as God created it, Pope Francis told participants of the 24th General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
May 9, 2018

March for Life and the President

William Saunders gives readers an up-to-date account of developments in Washington, DC – at the March for Life, in Congress, in the Trump administration, and at the Supreme Court – regarding law and policy that affect the defense and promotion of the right to life.
April 24, 2018

Virtue and Science

Evidence from many sources suggests that there are problems in the current practices of scientific research. There is a growing concern over the trustworthiness of the scientific literature because a number of studies have demonstrated the inability of independent investigators to replicate the results of published experiments.
March 28, 2018

Freedom, Truth, and Human Dignity: The Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religion Freedom

Pope Paul VI characterized the Second Vatican Council’s Declaration on Religious Freedom -- Dignitatis Humanae -- as one of the greatest documents of Vatican II. It is also perhaps the most intensely debated document of the Council.
February 28, 2018

Duty To Protect

Next month will mark ten years since Pope Benedict XVI addressed the United Nations General Assembly, where he spoke eloquently of a concept called “the duty to protect.”
February 5, 2018

Author George Weigel Shares Thoughts and Stories on Pope John Paul II in Book Q&A

Acclaimed Catholic author and NBC News Senior Vatican Analyst George Weigel addressed a group of about one hundred students, faculty members, and visitors about his newest book on Pope St. John Paul II, Lessons in Hope.
December 21, 2017

Civitas Dei: The Most Glorious City

Long before St. Peter was martyred there, Rome was called “the eternal city.” Rome was founded by refugees who had fled fallen Troy, and with the neighboring Etruscans, the legendary twins Remus and Romulus founded a city which would rule the world for millennia in one way or another.
November 20, 2017

Natural Law and the Civitas Dei Program

Why should American intelligence be ethical?  The short answer is that it’s American.  And Americans, whatever their religious creed or background, have generally expected that our democratic government will be guided by ethical standards in all its activities and functions.
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