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John Paul II and Christian Personalism vs. Peter Singer and Utilitarianism: Two Radically Opposed Conceptions of the Nature and Meaning of Suffering.
by / on April 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm / in Articles

John Paul II and Christian Personalism vs. Peter Singer and Utilitarianism: Two Radically Opposed Conceptions of the Nature and Meaning of Suffering.

John Paul II and Christian  Personalism vs. Peter Singer and Utilitarianism: Two Radically Opposed  Conceptions of the Nature and Meaning of Suffering. Ethics Education, vol.  15, No. 1 (2009), 20 – 41.   Ethics Education Vol 15 Issue 1 2009 P Colosi 20-41   This is the longer, scholarly version of the article dealing with euthanasia and critiquing Peter Singer. […]

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John Paul II and Max Scheler on the Meaning of Suffering
by / on April 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm / in Articles

John Paul II and Max Scheler on the Meaning of Suffering

“John Paul II and Max Scheler on the Meaning of Suffering.” Logos 12.3 Summer 2009, pgs. 17 – 32.   I. Introduction   During his wednesday audience at the end of Lent in the year 2001, Pope John Paul II said: “At the heart of this sacred Triduum is the mystery of an unbounded love, namely, the mystery of Christ […]

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What’s Love Got to Do With It, The Ethical Contradictions of Peter Singer
by / on April 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm / in Articles

What’s Love Got to Do With It, The Ethical Contradictions of Peter Singer

Utilitarian philosopher Peter Singer says some humans — particularly fetuses, newborn babies, and elderly people suffering from dementia — should be killed if their deaths will reduce overall suffering. Never mind that Singer broke all of his own rules when his mother became ill with Alzheimer’s disease.   Dr. Peter Singer, a tenured professor of the Center for Human Values […]

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by / on March 18, 2012 at 8:26 pm / in Media Shorts

Coffee Talk: What is Faith? (Part 1)

This is the start of a new series of casual coffee talks about how philosophy and theology relate to daily life. This first video is part 1 of 2 on the question: “What is faith?” Mike Gannotti read a recent article of mine in which I pointed out that many people think faith is irrational, and he wanted to discuss […]

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by / on February 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm / in Media Shorts

Bioethics and Stem Cell Research

In this 10 min. video Mike Gannotti and I discuss the various types of stem cell research and explain the Church’s position on the different types.

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by / on February 18, 2012 at 8:23 pm / in Media Shorts

The Tyranny of Relativism

In this 12 min. video Mike Gannotti and I discuss relativism over coffee at his kitchen table: its presence in our society, what it is, its connection to power and what Pope Benedict XVI says about it.  

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God’s Plan for Sexuality
by / on February 18, 2012 at 8:21 pm / in Media Shorts

God’s Plan for Sexuality

In this 10 min. video, Mike Gannotti and I discuss the topic God’s Plan for Sexuality, in answer to a question submitted by teens from the Gannotti’s parish youth group.

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