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Alabama’s ruling puts the rights of the vulnerable above convenience of the powerful

By Charles C. Camosy — February 23, 2024
(RNS) — We should do what's right for its own sake, not because it's the most convenient.
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William Wilberforce would be scandalized by the pro-factory farming EATS Act

By Charles C. Camosy — December 1, 2023
(RNS) — It's a diabolical end-run around laws that attempt to respect God’s created order.

Did Pope Francis just add to the church’s teaching on animals?

By Charles C. Camosy — October 12, 2023
(RNS) — The short answer: His 'Laudate Deum' gives us more hope, even if it lacks specifics.

The real threat of AI isn’t what you think

By Charles C. Camosy — September 29, 2023
(RNS) — AI has the capacity to undermine our understanding of the human person.

Biotech’s repugnant new advance is worthy of everyone’s critical attention

By Charles C. Camosy and Joe Vukov — September 18, 2023
(RNS) — Scientists have swapped human reproduction for a different process entirely.

Catholic educators need to take a lesson from public school battles

By Charles C. Camosy — August 31, 2023
(RNS) — The ‘wokeism’ crisis in public education is a historic opportunity for Catholic schools.

In a new ‘Animal Liberation,’ Peter Singer consolidates advances in animal rights

By Charles C. Camosy — August 11, 2023
(RNS) — ‘A lot has happened in the past 33 years,’ said the ethicist about his update to his classic 1975 book.

Faith, science and the abortion debate

By Charles C. Camosy — June 1, 2023
(RNS) — Do abortion rights advocates follow the facts, wherever they lead?

Lent’s over, but Catholics still need to pay attention to the meat they eat

By Charles C. Camosy — April 26, 2023
(RNS) — A Catholic view of integral ecology, cheap meat and child labor.

Who will take Pope Francis seriously on gender ideology?

By Charles C. Camosy — March 31, 2023
(RNS) — How to reduce the cynical atmosphere that has greeted the upcoming synod.

Is the consumerist West headed toward killing those with dementia?

By Charles C. Camosy — February 28, 2023
(RNS) — We imagine anyone who needs help to thrive as a ‘burden,’ and thus the compassionate thing to do is end their lives. This is terribly ableist.

Planning for our post-Roe world

By Charles C. Camosy — February 9, 2023
(RNS) — Everyone in the pro-life movement sees this as a moment for doing something new.

Reasons for despair — and hope — for traditional religious views’ place on campus

By Charles C. Camosy — December 28, 2022
(RNS) — Examples of toleration by secular orthodox institutions create room for optimism.
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