Catholicism and Capital Punishment

Introduction In Evangelium Vitae (“The Gospel of Life”), Pope St. John Paul II stated that, “Human life is thus given a sacred and inviolable character . . . God will severely judge every violation of the commandment ‘You shall not kill’” (EV 53). After considering the implications of this precept, he goes on to discuss…

Christian Businesspeople and Gay Weddings

The following is adapted from my paper, “Christian Businesspeople, Gay Weddings, and the Ethics of Co-operation in Wrongdoing” presented at the Evangelical Philosophical Society’s 2015 national conference. Introduction The government-mandated authorization of homosexual unions[1] has caused serious legal and moral concerns for many Christians who operate a business commonly associated with weddings (e.g., bakers,[2] photographers,[3] jewelers,[4] DJ’s,…