Monthly Archives: May 2014
Theologians and ethicists in the public square: Is the Public Listening? Does the Public Care?
I recently participated in a seminar on Vatican Council II’s Gaudium et Spes. In the seminar, I was reacquainted with the Council’s claim that the Church (in this context, Catholicism) respects “the relative autonomy of the earthly affairs of the state” (paragraph 30). One implication of this position is that the Church’s public role takes […]