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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

Advocate for abortion if you must. But don’t say poor people made you do it.

By Charles C. Camosy — May 19, 2022
(RNS) — Economically vulnerable people of color are significantly more anti-abortion than rich white folks are.

Don’t let a Supreme Court leak threaten what consensus we have on abortion

By Charles C. Camosy — May 3, 2022
(RNS) — Religious institutions are uniquely positioned to help dial down the temperature on this issue.

What Russia’s crimes in Ukraine reveal about the secular culture’s ethics

By Charles C. Camosy — April 29, 2022
(RNS) — In the world of Catholic moral theology, some crimes are called intrinsically evil.

Attacks on religious health care providers keep on coming

By Charles C. Camosy — March 28, 2022
(RNS) — A regard for the sanctity of life shouldn't count against someone sworn to save lives.

Throwing away fairness for special needs children

By Charles C. Camosy — February 10, 2022
(RNS) — New York City's decision on who adjudicates the education of disabled kids defies an ethic of hospitality.

Why Mississippi’s abortion law argues for passing Build Back Better

By Charles C. Camosy — December 6, 2021
(RNS) — Biden's signature proposal supports a 'whole life revolution' in favor of pre- and post-natal justice.

In praise of Archbishop Gómez’s anti-racism

By Charles C. Camosy — November 12, 2021
(RNS) — Simply googling Gomez would have saved his critics the self-own of trying to take down an anti-racist hero.

Does the Fauci beagle flap mean conservatives are now serious about animal protection?

By Charles C. Camosy — October 27, 2021
(RNS) — Bipartisan pressure, not virtue signaling, is needed to stop biotech’s abuse of animals.

Catholic lawmakers can’t justify a vote for the Women’s Health Protection Act

By Charles C. Camosy — September 28, 2021
(RNS) — Catholics can debate many abortion measures in good faith. Some are beyond the pale.

Clearing up the Catholic confusion about vaccine mandates

By Charles C. Camosy — August 13, 2021
(RNS) — Conscience comes before all else.

Will those suffering late-stage dementia be the next to be called less than human?

By Charles C. Camosy — July 15, 2021
(RNS) — Attitudes toward brain death are already being extended to those with late-stage dementia and beyond.

Common ground on abortion is staring us right in the face

By Charles C. Camosy — June 30, 2021
(RNS) — Supporting mothers is so uncontroversial only politics explains why it hasn’t already been achieved.

Supreme Court’s hearing of Mississippi abortion law is a gut check for pro-lifers

By Charles C. Camosy — May 28, 2021
(RNS) — There may be blowback if the landmark abortion decision is overruled, but the price may be worth it.

Alien life looks more and more likely. Catholics are ready.

By Charles C. Camosy — May 18, 2021
(RNS) — Religious traditions have always believed that we share the universe with angels, demons and other nonhumans.

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

By Charles C. Camosy — April 28, 2021
(RNS) — While much of theology is abstract by nature, this subject is as relatable as Happy the Elephant.
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