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Theologian: Catholics must also consider the 'justice' of COVID-19 vaccine

Mar 12, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Catholic bishops and prominent theologians and ethicists say that although there is not an obligation to receive a COVID vaccine,... Read more

Normally busy streets in Manhattan are deserted April 10, 2020, after officials imposed a Covid-19 lockdown.

Bishop Paprocki: We must weigh cost of 'extraordinary' shutdowns

Sep 24, 2020

By Carl Bunderson

In an essay published this month, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield in Illinois argued that months-long lockdowns in response to... Read more

Waymo Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid undergoing testing in the San Francisco Bay Area.

When self-driving cars are forced to crash, whom should they hit?  

Nov 8, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

If a self-driving car is about to crash into a crowd, and it can only swerve to hit a baby... Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki celebrating Mass at the tomb of St. John Paul II in St. Peter’s Basilica on Oct. 4.

Youth synod bishop: The world is rich in technology & poor in principles

Oct 4, 2018

By Courtney Mares

A Polish archbishop participating in the Vatican synod on youth said Thursday that today’s young people have benefited from technological... Read more

Vatican unveils updated healthcare charter as new ethical questions arise

Feb 10, 2017

By Elise Harris

The Vatican has issued an updated version of their charter for healthcare workers, removing question marks from modern ethical concerns... Read more

Too many people misunderstand the 'vegetative state'

Dec 17, 2016

By Mary Farrow

Martin Pistorius was a healthy 12-year-old boy living in South Africa with his family in the late 1980s when he... Read more

Pope Francis prays at Rome's Piazza di Spanga to begin the Year of Mercy, Dec. 8, 2015.

The Pope's latest prayer intention? That journalists be truthful

Oct 4, 2016

By Elise Harris

In his latest prayer video Pope Francis dedicates the month of October to praying for journalists – specifically that their... Read more

Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, speaks to CNA, June 26, 2014.

A top-notch contender: Knights of Columbus among world's most ethical companies

Mar 10, 2015

You have probably heard about their work with charitable organizations and the international councils that they've founded across the globe.... Read more

Ethicist: IVF mix-up shows danger of artificial reproduction

Aug 16, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

The accidental swapping of children conceived through IVF procedures before implantation, which recently occurred in Italy, points to the moral... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Cardinal encourages business schools to form principled leaders

Apr 2, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

Cardinal Peter Turkson has encouraged business school faculty to teach their students about the Church's social teaching and to form... Read more