common good


Contract pregnancies exposed: Surrogacy contracts don’t protect surrogate mothers and their children

Jennifer Lahl | 10 November 2017 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: common good, rights of the child, surrogacy


Socratic reason, free speech, and white supremacists

Joseph Hebert | 06 October 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: common good, free speech, supreme court


Citizenship: contributing to the common good in a time of ethical pluralism

David Thunder | 12 July 2017 | FEATURES |  
tags: citizenship, common good, ethics


Hope, the common good and our duty to the future

Rachael Wong and Margaret Somerville | 15 March 2016 | FEATURES |  
tags: common good, ethical thinking, euthanasia
A Canadian academic analyses the battle over values in her new book, Bird on an Ethics Wire.


2016: The year ahead

Sheila Liaugminas | 11 January 2016 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: common good, culture, new year, politics


When freedoms collide

Carolyn Moynihan | 15 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: common good, freedom of conscience, religious liberty
A framework for navigating freedom of conscience issues.


Wisconsin Democrats flee to Illinois

Sheila Liaugminas | 20 February 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: common good, Gov. Scott Walker, Illinois politics, union bargaining, union interests, Wisconsin legislature
Going from bad to worse?


Gifts I wish to give

Sheila Liaugminas | 20 January 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: common good, goodwill, peace on earth
For my son’s birthday, I asked him if there’s something in particular he might like that he otherwise wouldn’t buy or ask for, and I can usually prod him into mentioning something for my consideration. This time, he said: “Ah….for my birthday….I want two things. But only two things.” Okay, I said, picking up a pen ready to write a note to self. “Are you ready?” he asked, and somehow in that moment, I absolutely knew what was coming next…..and I put the pen down and said “Yes.”


Why Australia (and the world) needs a renewed culture of marriage

Allan C. Carlson | 04 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: common good, freedom, marriage, natural law
At least so we can enjoy marriage jokes again; at most because liberty itself is at stake.


Unhappy in California

Sheila Liaugminas | 13 August 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: common good, Proposition 8, same-sex marriage
No matter which way it goes with Proposition 8, in elections and court rulings, some group is going to be very upset. But after the latest decision Thursday, nobody’s happy. What’s going on in California?


Bishops: Fix the bill

Sheila Liaugminas | 24 March 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Archbishop Charles Chaput, Cardinal Francis George, common good, health care reform, human dignity, U.S. Catholic bishops
Well-intended and necessary as health care reform is, just expanding government programs to make more Americans insured to access a government controlled industry is not enough to affirm human dignity and serve the common good. At least not as mandated in the newly passed legislation, say the U.S. bishops.


Social justice under fire

Sheila Liaugminas | 18 March 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Catholic social teaching, Christian Gospel values, Church, common good, Glenn Beck, media, Social justice, subsidiarity
Somewhere along the way, we fell into a false dichotomy between ”the peace and social justice crowd” and “the pro-life crowd” in the Catholic Church and among other Christians (as if the Gospel informing Christianity is not both/and instead of either/or) . That divide has only intensified since at least the years when many Catholics took up with fervor the preaching of then-Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Joseph Bernardin in what was best known as ‘the seamless garment’ approach to social justice.


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