Tag: Ethics

From readers – September 14, 2017

From readers – September 14, 2017

| September 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

Seeking joy
Christianity more than ethics
Better fact checking

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Vatican releases updated guidelines for bioethical questions

Vatican releases updated guidelines for bioethical questions

| Carol Glatz | February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

To offer clearly and accurately the Catholic Church’s positions on abortion, contraception, genetic engineering, fertility treatments, vaccines, frozen embryos and other life issues, the Vatican released an expanded and updated guide of the church’s bioethical teachings.

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Knowing who we are, knowing what we’re supposed to do

Knowing who we are, knowing what we’re supposed to do

| Bishop Robert Barron | October 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

This fall, I am giving presentations to all of the high school teachers, staff and administrators in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. These annual talks are dedicated to a regular cycle of topics. This year, the theme is morality. Lucky me! My guess is that disquisitions on doctrine or Church history or pastoral practice wouldn’t raise too many hackles, but ethics is practically guaranteed to rile people up, especially now when issues of same-sex marriage, transgenderism and assisted suicide are so present to the public consciousness.

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Thirteenth annual Leading With Faith awards set for August 14

Thirteenth annual Leading With Faith awards set for August 14

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Nominations are now being requested from throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Winners will be selected in each of three categories: large business, small business and nonprofit organizations.

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The adventure of classical morality

The adventure of classical morality

| Father Robert Barron | May 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

One of the most significant fault lines in Western culture opened up in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, when what we now know as the “modern” world separated itself from the classical and medieval world.

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Higher education and ‘breaking good’

Higher education and ‘breaking good’

| John Garvey | May 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

“Breaking Bad” is a television series on AMC about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug kingpin. It has quickly become a favorite of mine. Educator Walter White puts his chemistry skills to work in his own meth lab after he learns he has advanced-stage lung cancer and just two years to live. His teaching job, he reasons, will not provide nearly enough for his pregnant wife and his son, who has cerebral palsy.

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Same-sex marriage and the breakdown of moral argument

Same-sex marriage and the breakdown of moral argument

| Father Robert Barron | April 25, 2013 | 6 Comments

In his classic text “After Virtue,” the philosopher Alisdair MacIntyre lamented, not so much the immorality that runs rampant in our contemporary society, but something more fundamental and in the long run more dangerous — namely, that we are no longer even capable of having a real argument about moral matters.

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Leading with faith

Leading with faith

| August 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Spirit honors local business leaders guided by Catholic values

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MN professors behind new book on ethical business practices

MN professors behind new book on ethical business practices

| April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

In an effort to help businesses stay strong and healthy, and avoid the occupational hazards of greed, overwork and exploitation, the Vatican’s justice and peace council has released a handbook for business educators and entrepreneurs.

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Black & White, or Gray?

Black & White, or Gray?

| Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk | April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

One widely-encountered idea today is that there is no black and white when it comes to morality, only a kind of “gray area.” This is often taken to mean that we really can’t know with certainty what is right and wrong, allowing us to “push into the gray” as we make certain moral decisions that at first glance appear to be immoral.

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You can be there to cheer 2011 Leading With Faith Award winners

You can be there to cheer 2011 Leading With Faith Award winners

| August 22, 2011 | 0 Comments

Reserve a seat or reserve a table to add your applause when 12 Catholic business people receive The Catholic Spirit’s Leading With Faith Award for 2011.

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Time’s a wastin’

Time’s a wastin’

| July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

“The honor of receiving this award in 2007 still humbles me,” Mc­Govern noted in a letter to the newspaper, “and I strive to remain worthy of it.”

Hurry: The deadline is approaching — July 22.

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