Anna Karenina is not just the story of a love affair, it is also a careful study of the relationship between men and women, their expectations, their duties and their search for happiness.
There are two good reasons for thinking about moral dilemmas, argues Jesuit philosopher Gerard J. Hughes. The first is quite simply to look for an answer to the question, ‘When one is in a real dilemma, what on earth is one supposed to do?’ The second reason is rather less obvious, and it is to discover what moral dilemmas have to teach us about moral principles quite generally. What can we learn from our considerations of the moral world?
Vincent Rougeau explains why ‘Obamacare’ has been a source of contention and places the debate in the wider context of American politics at the moment.
The phenomenon of an aging population tends to be analysed through an economic lens and the issue of care for the elderly is often used as a political football. But how often do we step back and think clearly about our hopes and expectations for old age? Jesuit theologian, Edward Vacek puts forward a positive vision for the Christian life of the elderly, in which the most important activity is love of others, self, and especially God.
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