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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.
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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.

‘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
(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

By Charles C. Camosy — 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?

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.
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