As our regular readers might have noticed, I have been away from blogging a few months now–not, I can reassure you, because of a lack of opinions but because of the heavy demands the Lent and Easter seasons place on those in parish administration. Lots of work is good, however, when it comes from a growing Church, as it has these past several months at St. Francis Mission. Still, as much fun as RCIA and RCIC and baptism classes and Stations of the Cross and radio evangelization and confirmations and Pentecost and everything else has been, lots of work is also, well, lots of work.
Strangely, the world seems to have survived the temporary lack of my online opinions…
…but just to be on the safe side, I thought I’d share an article of mine on the timely topic of conscience. The article appears in the very fine journal of Catholic thought Logos published by the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, and it’s available for free online. Even if you aren’t interested in my article, the journal itself would be well worth a perusal.
The topic of conscience has (unfortunately, given the circumstances) become rather more timely than when I originally wrote the article, so it doesn’t address the HHS mandate directly, but I nonetheless recommend it as a bit of scholarly background if you’re looking for bedtime reading during the upcoming Fortnight for Freedom.
Welcome back! Great article Anthony! Have you received any feedback on it? Henry
Hi Henry, thanks. I haven’t gotten any feedback yet on it, other than from a professor friend at Loyola who encouraged me to publish the article and from the journal itself.
Salve Anton! And welcome back to “the grid” (I’m back home for the summer, so also on-and-off it). Unfortunately, like “social justice”, “conscience” has been too often co-opted by certain groups within (?) the church to justify opposition to dogma. My response is always, “your conscience is relative, the truth is not. The church is the fullness of truth; can you claim the same for your conscience?” Great thought-provoking article as always, Anton. Enjoy the summer, and you were very much missed.