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  • Pope Francis: The Joy of Love – Repost 

    Salzman, Todd (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-13)
    Dr. Todd Salzman discusses Pope Francis’s new Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of Love (Amoris Laetitia).|Salzman is Professor of Theology and holder of the Amelia B. & Emil G. Graff Chair in Catholic Theology at Creighton ...
  • The Vice of Luxury 

    Cloutier, David (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-20)
    Dr. David Cloutier reflects on the problem of luxury and excess in Catholic thought.|Dr. Cloutier teaches Moral Theology at the Catholic University of America.
  • Catholics and Refugees 

    Davies, Molly (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-02-06)
    Creighton alumna Molly Davies discusses her experience with refugees in Omaha in the light of Catholic Teaching.|Davies teaches in Omaha Public Schools.
  • Roman Catholic Teaching and the Death Penalty: Actual Use versus Hypothetical Use 

    Fleming, Julia (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Abstract Although implicit, the distinction between the actual use of the death penalty and its hypothetical justifiability has played an important role in Roman Catholic ethical thinking on capital punishment. Recent ...
  • Church and State at the End of Nature: An Augustinian Reflection on a Climate Change and Late Modernity 

    O'Keefe, John J. (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Abstract This essay places in dialogue St. Augustine and the French philosopher Bruno Latour. Specifically, it makes a typological connection between the failure of the late Roman state in the fourth century and the current ...
  • “Our Various Hues of Brown”: The Politics of Polyvocality in Ayad Akhtar’s American Dervish 

    Malik, Surbhi (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Abstract This essay examines the politics of polyvocality in Ayad Akhtar’s American Dervish, a novel that shares with many others the aim to showcase the diversity of voices within Islam. While polyvocality is often ...
  • Conscientious Objection to Unjust War: From Augustine to John Paul II 

    Bergman, Roger (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Abstract This paper examines the development of the Catholic tradition on selective conscientious objection (SCO), the right to refuse to participate in a war judged to be unjust, from Augustine through Aquinas, Vitoria, ...
  • Monks and Empire: Asceticism and Political Disengagement in Late Antiquity 

    Smith, Zachary B. (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Abstract Unlike other modes of Christianity in late antiquity, monks and nuns in the eastern part of the Roman Empire practiced a careful disengagement from imperial politics. While political figures tried to draw monks ...
  • Gay Marriage and Religious Freedom: Lessons from Hobbes 

    Wendling, Amy E. (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Abstract Wendling argues against a religious exemption from participating in gay marriages guaranteed by the civil body. To do so, she recalls the history of the social contract tradition in its pre-revolutionary form, ...
  • Religious Liberty and Gender and Sexual Orientation Nondiscrimination Legislation: A Critical Analysis of the Catholic Perspective 

    Salzman, Todd A.; Lawler, Michael G. (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Abstract Following the legalization of same-sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court, the next major struggle for equality rights for members of the LGBT community is the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). The United ...
  • Catholic Universities and Social Action in the Context of the Transgressing of Planetary Boundaries 

    Miller, Richard W. (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Abstract This paper will reflect upon Catholic universities’ mission of pursuing the truth and promoting justice in light of the ecological crisis. First, it will examine how the truth of our ecological situation has been ...
  • Religion and Politics: Educating for Engagement 

    Mattson, Kristin; Reed-Bouley, Jennifer (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Abstract Daily headlines confirm that when religion and politics interact, the results can be explosive. Most Catholic universities, however, count religious inquiry and political responsibility among their overall learning ...
  • A House Divided: Catholic Libertarian Economics and Catholic Social Thought 

    Kelly, Thomas M. (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Abstract Analyzing the roots of Catholic libertarian positions on the economy allows one to compare the foundational anthropological assumptions behind different economic perspectives today. Catholics have radically ...
  • Faithful Citizenship in the USA and Uganda: A Comparative Analysis of Recent Catholic Pastoral Letters on Politics 

    Carney, Jay (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Abstract This article offers a comparative analysis of two 2015 Catholic bishops’ statements on politics: the Ugandan Episcopal Conference’s “Free and Fair Elections” and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ ...
  • Care for the Poor and Needy: The Bible’s Contribution to an Economic and Social Safety Net 

    Simkins, Ronald A. (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Abstract Although some form of economic safety net is generally assumed in current political conversations, debate over the nature and extent of the safety net is perhaps the source of the great divide in American politics ...
  • Introduction 

    Smith, Zachary B. (Rabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska, 2017)
    Keywords: religion, politics, Kripke symposium
  • The Baptism of the Lord – Repost 

    O'Conner, Roc, S.J. (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-01-09)
    Rev Roc O’Connor, S.J. comes back on the show to discuss the meaning and significance of the feast of the Baptism of the Lord.|This program was first published in 2011.
  • John Chrysostom and Ritual Habit 

    Falcasantos, Rebecca (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2107-01-30)
    Rebecca Falcasantos discusses how St. John Chrysostom understood the relationship between ritual habit and the formation of character.|Falcasantos teaches theology at Providence College and is a graduate of Creighton University.
  • Pope Francis and Integral Humanism 

    Murray, Patrick (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-01-23)
    Dr. Patrick Murray discuss the concept of “Integral Humanism,” which appears in Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si’.|Murray is Professor of Philosophy at Creighton University.
  • “The Common Good” from Aristotle to Mill 

    Ozar, David (Center for Catholic Thought, Creighton University.. Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 2017-01-02)
    Philosopher David Ozar discuss the development of the Common Good tradition form Aristotle to Mill and its ongoing relevance to business education.|Ozar is Professor Emeritus at Loyola University in Chicago.

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