A journal of academic theology

Lisa Fullam

Toward a Virtue Ethics of Marriage: Augustine and Aquinas on Friendship in Marriage

Pius XI called the mutual perfection of spouses “the chief reason and purpose” of marriage, thereby opening the door for a consideration of the virtues spouses may seek in marriage. The article shows that for Augustine marriage is an instrumental good, serving the larger end of friendship, and that for Aquinas the bond of spouses—potentially

Bioethics and Public Policy

Part I of this note assesses recent developments in embryonic stem cell research and HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention in light of two recent magisterial texts: Dignitas personae on Certain Bioethical Questions of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical, Caritas in veritate. Part II explores the implications of these

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