June 26, 2020

What Am I to Say?

Theologians have more to offer a troubled world than "hot takes." Dr. Joseph Capizzi, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Ecology, reflects on the power of silence for Comment Magazine's new project, Breaking Ground for a World Renewed.
March 28, 2019

Whither Humane Economics? In Defense of Wonder and Admiration in Natural Science

What is needed for a humane economics is not theological economics, but a rediscovery of the call to understand the world through an economic science replete with wonder and admiration—something missing in contemporary economics as much as in the drab theology of many ethicists. Properly delineated, this is not a rejection of ethics in economics, but a recovery of the normative dimension of reality.
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.
January 25, 2018

Social Generativity: Envisioning a Future Beyond Consumer Society

We live in consumeristic societies today in which we’re encouraged to formulate life-goals and identities by perpetually acquiring goods we don’t need for subsistence. The consumerism enshrined in all our institutions today—educational, medical, commercial, political, scientific, and even religious—leaves us mired in a kind of social adolescence, a short-termism that jeopardizes the well-being of future generations.
September 18, 2017

Christianity & National Security: Exploring Church Teaching on Government’s Divine Vocation

Providence: A Journal of Christianity & American Foreign Policy is hosting a conference on essential historic Christian teaching about God’s purpose for government, starting with its vocation for security and public order.
September 18, 2017

What Exactly is Human Ecology?

Like all animals, we are embodied creatures. We need food and water and shelter to survive. But unlike other animals, which act mostly on instinct, we are also spiritual and social beings endowed with free will.
August 13, 2017

A theologian’s take on how to avoid conflict with North Korea

Dialogue and prudent actions to uphold international resolutions are key to maintaining peace amid rising tensions between North Korea and the international community, Dr. Joseph Capizzi said.