In the wake of Augustine’s magisterial City of God, and the ensuing weakening of the Roman Empire, the church continued to reflect upon, and develop its approach toward politics. After the schism that resulted in the formation of an Eastern Orthodox church distinct from the Roman Catholicism, some differences of approach emerged. In this installment, [ Read More ]
Tag "human dignity"
I am convinced that the single greatest cause of our time is the God-given call to uphold human dignity. Confessing that God created humanity in his image and redeemed us by the blood of his Son, any Christian ethic or politic worthy of the name must contend for the dignity of each person created in [ Read More ]
The Christian life should be in every way a precursor to, and an anticipation of, Christ’s promise that he will return one day to set the world to rights. On that day, everything that darkens the world and degrades our lives will pass away. Christ will renew all things. This is the Christian hope. And [ Read More ]
Pope Francis has officially declared that the death penalty is “inadmissible” in all cases because it is “an attack on the inviolability and dignity of the person.” The Pope’s ruling changes the Roman Catholic Church’s official teaching which previously allowed for executions in instances where they are “the only possible way of effectively defending human [ Read More ]
Recently, I composed a brief survey, asking my website readers to tell me what they like and dislike about my articles, and what they’d want to talk about if they had some time to chat with me personally. I gained valuable insights from the survey, one of which is that many of my readers want [ Read More ]