Moral Traditions series

Sex, Violence, and Justice

In 1968, Pope Paul VI published Humanae vitae, the encyclical that reaffirmed the Catholic Church's continued opposition to the use of any form of artificial contraception.

The Banality of Good and Evil

People who helped exterminate Jews during the shoah (Hebrew for "holocaust") often claimed that they only did what was expected of them.

Overcoming Our Evil

Can people ever really change? Do they ever become more ethical, and if so, how?

Aquinas on the Emotions

All of us want to be happy and live well. Sometimes intense emotions affect our happiness—and, in turn, our moral lives.

The Church and Secularity

Western liberal societies are characterized by two stories: a positive story of freedom of conscience and the recognition of community and human rights, and a negative story of unrestrained freedom

The Acting Person and Christian Moral Life

What may we say about the significance of particular moral actions for one's relationship with God?

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