This book is a compendium of the Cornwall document and various essays on the topic.
"Anderson performs some intellectual heavy lifting in these pages; but at its core his message is utterly simple: Christians will make America into a culture of life and love more by their personal example than by political muscle. He artfully weaves theory and practice, giving us a rare specimen indeed: a practical guide for idealists." (John L. Allen, Jr., senior correspondent, National Catholic Reporter) "Few elements of Catholic social teaching have more forcefully stated, or more regularly ignored, than our calling to bring Christian teachings to bear on social, political, and economic issues. Carl Anderson, the dynamic leader of the largest Catholic laymen's organization in the United States, seeks to bring that message home." (Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law, Harvard University) "A Civilization of Love is a bracing call to a new American revolution: a revolution of virtue. By explaining why freedom must be tethered to truth and ordered to goodness, and by offering eminently practical suggestions for bringing truth and goodness into public life, Carl Anderson does all Americans a significant service. Give this book to friends who say there's nothing to be done to heal a wounded culture." (George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center)
Part of the popular "Responses to 101 Questions Series," this book provides basic information about Catholic social teaching. The author summarizes what major documents say about life, political, economic, and social. The language is accessible and accurate. The author, Father Kenneth R. Hines, OFM, is professor of moral theology at Washington Theological Union. He is also a past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. He holds a Ph.D. from Duke University, in religion and public policy.
This is a compendium of Church documents on social teaching, from Pope Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum to John Paul II's Centesimus Annus. Along with the complete texts of every essential papal encylical, this book also provides important documents of the American bishops, on peace and on the economy. Every document is preceded by an introductory essay and helpful notes. 688 pages, with index. Some underlining.
Individuals must live with the ethical choices they make. This, argues Eileen P. Flynn, one cannot overestimate the importance of ethical training for those in the military. The author considers how the rules of engagement measure up to the just war tradition. She also asks how we should evaluate the war on terror and the conduct of individual soldiers.
"This is far and away the best book on Veritatis Splendor." --Peter Hebblethwaite. The papal encyclical Veritatis Splendor (1993) proposes a model of moral theology based on the notion of universal and unchanging ethical principles that guide the Christian moral life. The encyclical also helps to clarify a number of questions about the moral teachings of the post-Vatican II Church. In this book, the contributors are all leading, professional Roman Catholic theologians. In these pages, they interpret various key statements in Veritatis Splendor and assess the overall accuracy of the encyclical's moral vision. In this process, these essays also demonstrate the true significance of this important Church document.
"Father Peter Liuzzi's With Listening Hearts could be subtitled With Loving Words. This gem on homosexuality in Catholic families and faith communities belongs in every parish office and library...When I was serving on the Bishops' Commission on Marriage and the Family, we searched in vain for a book like this to offer anguished homosexuals and their families who were endeavoring to remain loving, healthy, and faithful." --Dolores Curran. "...[an] intelligent, pastoral, and truly courageous book." --Father Richard Rohr,O.F.M. "This long needed primer for ministry to and with homosexual Catholics will have a powerful impact for good." --Father Richard Sparks, C.S.P.
Church documents are presented here in everyday language. This book would be useful for adult discussion groups, adults in Christian initation, school groups. Each chapter is presented in three parts: (1) a general introduction, illustrated with photographs or cartoons; (2) outline of the main ideas of the document; (3) discussion questions. There is also a chronological list of the documents herein summarized.
Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant wisdom on the environment. Foreword by Father Robert A. Sirico. 124 pages. 77 footnotes
Our sex-saturated culture bombards teens with messages that focus on immediate gratification, that often portray "real" sex as only the kind shown by movies and television. However, when it comes to sex, there is a better way!
This book introduces readers to the current debate concerning the two predominant Roman Catholic ethical methods that have emerged since Vatican II. The two methods investigated are both grounded in the Catholic natural law tradition and are designated as the Basic Goods Theory (BFT), also known as the New Natural Law Theory, and revisionism.