By Joe Rigert

ISBN-10: 0979027985

ISBN-13: 9780979027987

The tale of ways Irish immigrants helped to construct the yank Catholic Church is famous. however the unhappy story of the way Irish clergymen later undermined the Church has long past untold, beforehand. Investigative reporter Joe Rigert's look for the roots of the Catholic sex-abuse scandals led him to eire, the place he came across that inflexible sexual repression in either society and the priesthood has had the other of its meant impact, fostering strange and felony sexual expression. notwithstanding a tiny state, eire has been a prime exporter of abusers to the US, making the Catholic Church's darkest main issue a real Irish tragedy. Catholic historian Terrance Dosh calls this e-book "a riveting learn with many striking insights." writer Joe Rigert is a veteran investigative journalist, retired from the superstar Tribune in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He served as president of the overseas association Investigative newshounds & Editors.

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The second is founded in human reason: attention to and understanding, evaluation, and rational judgment of the various aspects of an issue reveal to attentive, rational, and responsible human beings what right sexual conduct ought to be. These two different ways of arriving at moral principles have a long history in the Catholic moral tradition. Thomas Aquinas argued, for example, that there are two ways in which a sexual act is rendered unbecoming. “First, through being contrary to right reason….

Sermo 52, 16, PL 38, 360. For a detailed analysis, see Victor White, God the Unknown (New York: Harper, 1956); and William Hill, Knowing the Unknown God (New York: Philosophical Library, 1971). 36. ST, I, 3, preface. 37. GS, 51. 38. Joseph Fuchs, Moral Demands and Personal Obligations (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 1993), 103. 39. , 104. 40. Dietmar Mieth, Moral und Erfahrung. Beitrage zur theologisch-ethischen Hermeneutik (Freiburg: 1977), 34. 41. Fuchs, Moral Demands, 27. Emphasis in original.

Alk. paper) 1. Sex—Religious aspects—Catholic Church. 2. Catholic Church—Doctrines. 3. Sexual ethics. I. Lawler, Michael G. II. Title. 66088282—dc23 2011037930 This book is printed on acid-free paper meeting the requirements of the American National Standard for Permanence in Paper for Printed Library Materials. 15 14 13 12 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 First printing This book is dedicated to our students, past and present, from whom we have learned so much. Contents Abbreviations for Sources Prologue “Nature” Defined Perspectivism versus Relativism “Nature,” Knowledge, and Norms Conscience Questions for Reflection Notes CHAPTER 1 Sexual Morality in the Catholic Tradition Historicity Sexuality and Sexual Ethics in Ancient Greece and Rome Sexuality and Sexual Ethics in the Catholic Tradition Reading Sacred Scripture Old Testament Teaching New Testament Teaching The Fathers of the Church Augustine The Penitentials Scholastic Doctrine The Modern Period Von Hildebrand and Doms Second Vatican Council Papal Birth Control Commission Conclusion Questions for Reflection Notes CHAPTER 2 Unitive Sexual Morality Conjugal Love and Sexual Intercourse Multiple Dimensions of Human Sexuality Chastity Truly Human and Complementarity Sexual Orientation Complementarity and Truly Human Sexual Acts: A Reconstructed Complementarity Holistic Complementarity, Truly Human Sexual Acts, and Sexual Norms Conclusion Questions for Reflection Notes CHAPTER 3 Marital Morality Modern Catholic Thought and Marital Morality Marital Morality and Contraception Contraception and Historical Contexts A Renewed Principle of Human Sexuality and Contraception Totality and the Conjugal Act The Inseparability Principle Revisited Conclusion Questions for Reflection Notes CHAPTER 4 Cohabitation and the Process of Marrying Cohabitation in the Contemporary West: What the Sciences Tell Us The Meaning and Nature of Commitment Betrothal and the Christian Tradition Historical Considerations Sociotheological Considerations Complementarity and Nuptial Cohabitation Marriage as Sacrament Catechumenate for Marriage Conclusion Questions for Reflection Notes CHAPTER 5 Homosexuality The Bible and Homosexuality Homosexual Orientation and the Bible Interpreting the Bible on Homosexuality Magisterial Teaching on Homosexual Acts and Relationships The Moral Sense of the Christian People and Homosexual Acts The Morality of Homosexual Acts Reconsidered Conclusion Questions for Reflection Notes CHAPTER 6 Artificial Reproductive Technologies Defining Artificial Reproductive Technologies The CDF’s Instruction and ARTs ARTs and Health Complications among Children Family and Society: ARTs and the Common Good Conclusion Questions for Reflection Notes Epilogue Intrachurch Dialogue Extrachurch Dialogue Questions for Reflection Notes Index Abbreviations for Sources AAS Acta Apostolicae Sedis: Commentarium Officiale (Roma: Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis) Can Code of Canon Law CCC Catechism of the Catholic Church CCE Congregation for Catholic Education CDF Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith CRP CDF, Considerations regarding Proposals to Give Legal Recognition to Unions between Homosexual Persons, AAS (2003), 41–57 DS Enchiridion Symbolorum Definitionum et Declarationum de Rebus Fidei et Morum, ed.

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