Category Archives: ethics

The Morality of Receiving a Covid-19 Vaccine

A U.S. Bishop, Strickland of Tyler, Texas, has publicly stated that people should reject any vaccine developed using aborted chlidren. Strickland: “I renew my call that we reject any vaccine that is developed using aborted children. Even if it originated … Continue reading

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Contra E. Christian Brugger on Intention and Intrinsically Evil Acts

E. Christian Brugger is not a faithful Catholic theologian, and his answers on any questions of faith and morals should be treated with distrust. See my previous posts explaining why this is so. In his latest article, he continues teaching … Continue reading

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What if a Covid-19 Vaccine was made using unethical cell lines from abortion?

First, read this explanation from the National Catholic Bioethics Center. A human cell line begins with tissue from a human person. The cells are grown in a container so that they replicate; they produce more cells of the same type. … Continue reading

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A Mild Faithful Dissent from Pope Francis on Nuclear Weapons

Limited Possibility of Error The Church is indefectible; therefore, the body of Bishops, by the prevenient grace of the Holy Spirit, can never defect by accepted as Roman Pontiff an invalid pope or antipope. Pope Francis has been accepted by … Continue reading

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Dr. Robert Fastiggi on Marital Sexual Ethics

Dr. Fastiggi posted a comment on this blog after a post about a debate I had on Twitter on marital sexual ethics. The information he presented is noteworthy, so I’ve decided to write this brief article offering the whole text … Continue reading

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A Twitter Debate on Marital Sexual Ethics

A discussion or debate on marital sexual ethics unfolded on Twitter over the past couple of days. David Robert Gordon (@DavidRobertGor1) engaged me (@RonConte) on this topic, but it’s difficult to present a theological argument in a series of tweets. … Continue reading

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Excerpts from The Catholic Marriage Bed 1

The following passages are quoted from the revised edition of my book The Catholic Marriage Bed, available at Amazon in Kindle Format and as a Paperback Book. Chapter 1 presents the teaching of the ordinary and universal Magisterium on the … Continue reading

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Is IVF a Sin?

Yes, IVF — in vitro fertilization — is intrinsically evil and always gravely immoral. It is always a serious sin. CDF: “The fact that the process of in vitro fertilization very frequently involves the deliberate destruction of embryos was already … Continue reading

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Jimmy Akin has no idea what a moral object is

here’s the article at NCRegister: Intrinsic Evil: Some Things Are Just Plain Wrong The article pretends to be a defense of Church teaching on intrinsically evil acts, against other theories, especially consequentialism. But that’s not what it is. First, intrinsically … Continue reading

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St. Francis de Sales on Marital Chastity

St. Francis de Sales, in his book, “Introduction to the Devout Life“, speaks of marital chastity. St. Francis: “The marriage bed should be spotless (Heb. 13:4) as the Apostle says, that is, free from immodesty and other unholy defilements. Also, … Continue reading

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Is Abortifacient Contraception Moral for a Medical Purpose?

An Open Letter from Catholic Spouses to their Unborn Children Dear beloved children in the womb, Mommy and Daddy are writing you this letter to explain an important decision. Your Mommy was feeling bad, so she asked a very smart … Continue reading

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Abortifacient Contraception for a Medical Purpose

The writings of Catholic moral theologians on abortifacient contraception are often lack readily-available information on the medical aspects of this topic, including varying rates of break-through ovulation, health benefits and risks, and the percent risks of an abortifacient event. Some … Continue reading

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