Posts Tagged ‘natural law’

Natural law has been used to restrict LGBTQ people

Thursday, June 1st, 2023
Natural law

Natural law has been used to restrict LGBTQ people, according to Fr James Alison, an influential Catholic priest, theologian and writer. Alison (pictured) commented in a recent virtual conversation on the website ‘Outreach’ in its monthly series of virtual talks ‘Outspoken.’ In the conversation with Fr James Martin, SJ, Alison discussed natural law and conscience, Read more

The Law of Benedict XVI

Friday, April 1st, 2016

When describing the development of his theological interests in a short book of memoirs first published in 1997, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger underscored what he regarded as the arid state of the scholasticism he encountered during his seminary studies in post-war Germany. This makes it somewhat ironic that, during his pontificate, Benedict XVI found himself delivering Read more

What’s natural law all about?

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Catholics talk about natural law, but what’s it all about? Basically, it’s a system of principles that guides human life in accordance with our nature and our good, insofar as those can be known by natural reason. It thereby promotes life the way it evidently ought to be, based on what we are and how Read more

Family synod document re-treads old ground, warns Jesuit

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

A Jesuit commentator says that the working document for October’s synod on the family reminds him of the build up to the family synod in 1980. Fr Thomas Reese said “for anyone familiar with the 1980 synod on the family, reading the new [document] fosters a feeling of déjà vu”. The same issues are discussed, the Read more