Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 25, 2023 / 10:00 am
Nearly 30 prominent Catholic scholars have signed on to an essay calling for advancing “a Catholic vision of the human person” and bringing about a society that puts “life at the center.”
The essay, published by First Things this month, was authored by Father Thomas Joseph White, the university rector at Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas; University of South Carolina philosophy professor Christopher Tollefsen; Father Kevin L. Flannery, a professor of philosophy emeritus at Pontifical Gregorian University; and O. Carter Snead, a law professor and the director of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at Notre Dame University.
“The Church constantly recalls publicly that God, the Holy Trinity, creates all human beings in view of eternal beatitude,” the essay reads. “Therefore, no human life is inconsequential. The natural gift of every human person is an invitation for others to grow in understanding and love.”
In addition to the authors, more than two dozen other scholars and Catholic leaders signed on to the letter, including Ethics and Public Policy Center President Ryan Anderson, superior general of the Sisters of Life Mother Mary Concepta, and Princeton University professor Robert P. George.