Holding Moral Theory Accountable

Posted March 8, 2018 2:16 pm by Msgr. Robert Batule

Holding Moral Theory Accountable

The death earlier this year of Germain Grisez, the eminent Catholic moral theologian, made me think of the last time I saw something bearing his name in the media. To the best of my recollection, it was an Open Letter addressed to Pope Francis that he and the distinguished legal theorist John Finnis wrote on November 21, 2016. What occasioned the Open Letter was the issuance of the papal document Amoris Laetitia (2016). The concern articulated by Grisez and Finnis was that the misuse of Amoris Laetitia supports errors against the Catholic faith. What the two men do in their

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