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Charles C. Camosy

Charlie Camosy, though a native of very rural Wisconsin, has spent more than the last decade as a professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University. He is the author of five books, including, most recently, "Resisting Throwaway Culture." He is the father of four children, three of whom were adopted from the Philippines.

All Stories by Charles C. Camosy

God’s plan for animals is a hot topic in theology that we can all understand

April 28, 2021

(RNS) — While much of theology is abstract by nature, this subject is as relatable as Happy the Elephant.

‘Silence is not an option’: Harold Braswell on Canada’s new assisted suicide law

March 12, 2021

(RNS) — The law, passed this week, extends the right to physician-assisted suicide (PAS) to disabled people.

Seeing Pope Francis in the Argentine priest made a cardinal 20 years ago

February 26, 2021

(RNS) — The ideas Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio carried with him to Rome have become the pillars of his papacy.

Make houses of worship the center of vaccine rollout

February 5, 2021

(RNS) — States and the federal government must reach out to church leaders in a systematic way and ask for their help.

The future of the pro-life movement after Trump

January 27, 2021

(RNS) — The alliance with Trump is going to taint the movement for some time to come. Here’s how it can recover.

Could Catholic moral theology light the way for a new GOP?

January 6, 2021

(RNS) — The party is realigning around a religious, multiethnic, working-class populism, and Catholic thought could provide an ideological foundation.

Who should get COVID-19 vaccine first?

November 30, 2020

(RNS) — Giving a healthy 17-year-old supermarket cashier a vaccine before a 67-year-old with diabetes and asthma cannot be defended.

Your dread of the 2020 election and coronavirus will end. What will you obsess about then?

October 27, 2020

(RNS) — We need to decide now if we are prepared to refuse the fear and politics that have divided us.

Is Judge Barrett’s ‘kingdom of God’ different from Obama’s?

September 22, 2020

(RNS) — Almost no one suggests today that Ginsburg, King and Obama were acting as theocrats when they invoked their faith in the pursuit of public policy.

What the far-left might learn from Cardinal Bellarmine’s view of science

August 14, 2020

(RNS) — Progressives’ use of quasi-religious language has been noted in quarters critical of ‘wokeism’ — a term that expresses how much it looks and acts like a religion in the middle of an awakening.

Yes, Catholic Church got billions in federal coronavirus aid — and thank goodness

July 13, 2020

(RNS) — The AP’s criticism of the Catholic Church’s decision to apply for PPP loans misses the fact that many local Catholic organizations are staffed by essential workers.

We need more people with disabilities to get the chance Tafida Raqeeb has

June 29, 2020

(RNS) — In a culture that values autonomy, faith traditions must speak up for the most vulnerable members of the human family who cannot do so in their own defense.

Yes, we rationed care at the height of the pandemic and the elderly paid the price

June 18, 2020

(RNS) — With the coming decision about who gets the first doses of lifesaving drugs, we will have the rare immediate second chance to acknowledge our mistake and reverse course.

St. Paul would say, ‘Don’t be like Mike’

May 21, 2020

(RNS) — I was prepared to be reminded of Michael Jordan’s greatness in ’The Last Dance.’ I was not prepared to be confronted with the cost at which that greatness came.

Nonhuman animals and the COVID-19 pandemic

May 6, 2020

(RNS) — Things will go badly for us as long as we live in a throwaway culture that turns animals into mass-produced objects to be used as a mere means to our ends.

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