Moral Traditions series

Love and Christian Ethics

At the heart of Christian ethics is the biblical commandment to love God and to love one's neighbor as oneself. But what is the meaning of love?

Hope for Common Ground

Much like the rest of the country, American Catholics are politically divided, perhaps more so now than at any point in their history.

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.

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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