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

By Charles C. Camosy — March 12, 2021
(RNS) — The law, passed this week, extends the right to physician-assisted suicide (PAS) to disabled people.

Make houses of worship the center of vaccine rollout

By Charles C. Camosy — February 5, 2021

The future of the pro-life movement after Trump

By Charles C. Camosy — January 27, 2021
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Could Catholic moral theology light the way for a new GOP?

By Charles C. Camosy — 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?

By Charles C. Camosy — 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?

By Charles C. Camosy — 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?

By Charles C. Camosy — 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

By Charles C. Camosy — 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

By Charles C. Camosy — 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

By Charles C. Camosy — 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

By Charles C. Camosy — 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’

By Charles C. Camosy — 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

By Charles C. Camosy — 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.

Do we do everything in our power to lower the COVID-19 infection rate?

By Charles C. Camosy — April 20, 2020
(RNS) — The medical ethics of this crisis are different, in that choosing a higher possibility of exposure to COVID-19 puts others at higher risk as well.

We need to respect the choice not to die of COVID-19 alone

By Charles C. Camosy — April 13, 2020
(RNS) — There are values that trump the singular goal of lowering COVID-19 infection rates. One of those is accompanying loved ones as they pass away and providing them with clergy.
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