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Natural Law and the Gender Bimodal
Observing the world Moral arguments based on natural law always begin by observing the world, because it is an axiom of natural law that God’s intended purposes can be discerned by careful study of the world. It is therefore clear … Continue reading
Posted in Feminist theology, Moral theology, Theological anthropology Tagged gender roles, intersex, natural law, transgender 4 Comments
The Purpose of Marriage: Gen 1 or Gen 2?
The bible begins with two creation stories, and each has its own purpose. Gen 1 tells the story of how all creation came to be, with the creation of humanity, male and female, as the culmination of creation. In this … Continue reading
Posted in Catholic, Moral theology Tagged gen 1, gen 2, marriage, natural law 38 Comments
The End of Absolute Sexual Morality? No.
Kyle Cupp at Vox Nova writes, in The End of Absolute Sexual Morality, that Christian moral reasoning is typically absolutist–i.e., based on absolute principles–and its approach to sexual moral norms is no exception. Embracing homosexuality as a valid sexual expression … Continue reading
Posted in Catholic, Feminist theology, Moral theology Tagged farley, marriage, marriage equality, natural law, sexual morality, sexuality, vatican 2 Leave a comment
Various times over the past few years, I’ve heard it claimed that the idea of human rights arose from Christianity, but never from what you might call an unbiased source, and never with any details. So I was interested to … Continue reading
Marriage Equality as a Teaching Moment
This month, Maryland became the eighth state (plus the District of Columbia) to pass marriage equality legislation. It was signed into law this week by Gov. O’Malley, but will not take effect until after any referendum reversal attempts have completed. … Continue reading
Posted in Catholic Tagged civil, marriage, marriage equality, natural law, sacrament, vocation 6 Comments