Bookshelf.Abortion: Examining Issues Through Political Cartoons by Mary E. Williams (ed.) (Greenhaven Press, 2002, 75pp.) Editor Mary Williams Mary Williams may refer to:
Catholic Intellectuals and the Challenge of Democracy by Jay P. Corrin (University of Notre Dame Press The University of Notre Dame Press is a university press that is part of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, United States. External link
The Courage to Be Catholic: Crisis, Reform, and the Future of the Church by George Weigel George Weigel (Baltimore, 1951 - ) is an American Catholic author, and political and social activist. He currently serves as a Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Weigel was the Founding President of the James Madison Foundation. (Basic Books, 2002, 246pp.) Theologian and papal biographer George Weigel sees the root of the current crisis in the Catholic church in the church's permissive attitude towards dissent and a lax hierarchy, both in the US and the Vatican, which he argues may lead to a potential schism in the church.
Goodbye Father: The Celibate Male Priesthood and the Future of the Catholic Church by Richard A. Schoenherr et al (Oxford University Press, 2002, 275pp.) Sociologist Richard Schoenherr, who passed away in 1996, leaving the manuscript with his student David Yamane, proposes an end to mandatory celibacy, paving the way for the ordination of married clergy and women priests List of women priests-In many denominations the ordination of women is a new phenomenon. This is true enough that those so ordained gain some attention. This list deals with that and will include female Bishops as well, but due to historical differences deaconesses will not be , and also overcoming priest shortages.
In Search of an American Catholicism: A History of Religion and Culture in Tension by Jay P. Dolan (Oxford University Press, 2002, 312pp.) Historian and former president of the American Catholic Historical Association Jay Dolan examines how Catholics have attempted to reconcile their values as Americans with their values as Catholics. Dolan concludes that, despite outward appearances, Catholicism and American culture complement and enrich one another.
Life, Liberty and the Defense of Dignity: The Challenge for Bioethics bioethics, in philosophy, a branch of ethics concerned with issues surrounding health care and the biological sciences. These issues include the morality of abortion, euthanasia, in vitro fertilization, and organ transplants (see transplantation, medical). by Leon R. Kass, M.D (Encounter Books, 2002, 312pp.) Chair of the President's Council of Bioethics, Leon Kass Leon Kass (born February 12 1939) is an American bioethicist, best known as a leader in the effort to stop human embryonic stem cell and cloning research as former chair of the President's Council on Bioethics from 2002–2005.
He obtained S.B. and M.D. raises concerns about the ethics of recent biotechnological developments and presents an often-disquieting insight into the probable future of federal policy in this arena under the Bush administration.
Limits of Liberation: Feminist Theology and the Ethics of Poverty and Reproduction by Elina Vuola (Sheffield Academic Press, 2002, 268pp.) Researcher in development studies Elina Vuola traces the emergence of Latin American feminist liberation theology liberation theology, belief that the Christian Gospel demands "a preferential option for the poor," and that the church should be involved in the struggle for economic and political justice in the contemporary world—particularly in the Third World. . Using an analysis of poor women's living conditions, the author decries traditional liberation theology's neglect of reproductive rights. Based on a 1997 doctoral dissertation.
Misguided Morality: Catholic Moral Teaching in the Contemporary Church by Michael M. Winter (Ashgate Publishing Company, 2002, 231pp.) Winter investigates how the hierarchy of the Catholic church appears to have lost its moral compass, failing too often to stand up unequivocally for social justice and opposing dissenting views from its flock.
Natural Rights and the Right to Choose by Hadley Arkes (Cambridge University Press Cambridge University Press (known colloquially as CUP) is a publisher given a Royal Charter by Henry VIII in 1534, and one of the two privileged presses (the other being Oxford University Press). , 2002, 302pp.) Conservative moral philosopher and constitutional lawyer Hadley Arkes argues that the American potitical class has reneged on the natural rights that underscored the beliefs and teachings of the American founders.
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Splitting the Baby: The Culture of Abortion in Literature and Law, Rhetoric and Cartoons by Linda S. Myrsiades (Peter Lang Publishing, 2002, 203pp.) English and Comparative Literature professor Linda Myrsiades considers abortion through the literary and visual arts--poetry, short fiction, cartoons, advertising and rhetoric. One in a series examining contemporary feminist thought.
A Time to Build: Creating Sexually Healthy Faith Communities by Debra Haffner (Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, Justice, and Healing, 2003, 40pp.) An instructional guidebook for clergy and congregations dealing with sexuality issues, from youths through single adults and married couples, to gay, lesbian and bisexual members. The book includes sections relating to training, worship, pastoral care and social action programs as well as assessment tools and resources.
Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation Between Church and State by Daniel L. Dreisbach (New York University Press New York University Press (or NYU Press), founded in 1916, is a university press that is part of New York University. External link
Unnatural Law of Celibacy: One Married Man's Struggle to Become a Roman Catholic Priest by Ronald N. Eberley (Continuum Publishing Group, 2002, 204pp.) Former Canadian Mountie Ron Eberley describes his fight to become a priest after the death of his first wife and his remarriage Re`mar´riage
n. 1. A second or repeated marriage.
Noun 1. remarriage - the act of marrying again . Eberley makes a compelling case for reinterpreting the canon law canon law, in the Roman Catholic Church, the body of law based on the legislation of the councils (both ecumenical and local) and the popes, as well as the bishops (for diocesan matters). that currently is used to ordain ORDAIN. To ordain is to make an ordinance, to enact a law.
2. In the constitution of the United States, the preamble. declares that the people "do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America. married Protestant converts to allow married Catholics to become priests.