Cardinal Ratzinger’s 1991 Tablet Correspondence

It has sometimes been said, rightly or wrongly I don’t know, that the Reformation could be understood in a sense as an argument between different aspects drawn from the thought of St Augustine of Hippo. Whatever the truth of that assertion, I think it may be possible to similarly think of the arguments regarding Holy … Continue reading Cardinal Ratzinger’s 1991 Tablet Correspondence

John C. Ford, Contemporary Moral Theology & Amoris Laetitia

Contemporary Moral Theology Volume 1 – Questions in Fundamental Moral Theology – By John C. Ford and Gerald Kelly Fr. John Cuthbert Ford, SJ (1902-1989) was one of the leading American Catholic moralists of the 20th century. Writing in the year of Father Ford’s death, Richard McCormick, S.J., could still vividly recall a time when … Continue reading John C. Ford, Contemporary Moral Theology & Amoris Laetitia

Chapter 2 – Doctrinal Value and Interpretation of Papal Teaching

Contemporary Moral Theology Volume 1 – Questions in Fundamental Moral Theology – By John C. Ford and Gerald Kelly Chapter 2 – Doctrinal Value and Interpretation of Papal Teaching At the Annual Meeting of the Catholic Theological Society of America in 1949, a paper read by Eugene M. Burke C.S.P,1 devoted considerable space to the … Continue reading Chapter 2 – Doctrinal Value and Interpretation of Papal Teaching

Chapters 8 to 11 – Extracts on Reduced Culpability

Contemporary Moral Theology Volume 1 – Questions in Fundamental Moral Theology – By John C. Ford and Gerald Kelly  Extracts on Reduced Culpability (all emphasis added and footnotes omitted) Chapter 8 – Situation Ethics: Some Further Observations – Page 127 For instance, as we shall explain later, some Catholic authors have gone entirely too far … Continue reading Chapters 8 to 11 – Extracts on Reduced Culpability