Christian Ethics

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.

Restored to Earth

Ecological restoration integrates the science and art of repairing ecosystems damaged by human activities.

The Future of Ethics

The Future of Ethics interprets the big questions of sustainability and social justice through the practical problems arising from humanity's increasing power over basic systems of life.

Transhumanism and Transcendence

The timeless human desire to be more beautiful, intelligent, healthy, athletic, or young has given rise in our time to technologies of human enhancement.

The Sacredness of the Person

What are the origins of the idea of human rights and universal human dignity? How can we most fully understand—and realize—these rights going into the future?

Sexual Ethics

Two principles capture the essence of the Catholic tradition on sexual ethics: that each and every marriage act must remain open to the transmission of life, and that any human genital act must occ

Science and Religion in Search of Cosmic Purpose

Many scientists today think of the universe as essentially purposeless.

Modern Catholic Social Teaching

With an equal emphasis on every word in the title—and with a distinctly American perspective—Himes and his distinguished associate editors and contributors, have assembled the most thorough and aut

God and the Embryo

Discussions and debates over the medical use of stem cells and cloning have always had a religious component. But there are many different religious voices.

For All Peoples and All Nations

In this new century, born in hope but soon thereafter cloaked in terror, many see religion and politics as a volatile, if not deadly, mixture.

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