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Ethics

Confidence of U.S. Catholics in Roman Catholic clergy’s honesty and ethics declined to a record low in 2018, Gallup found. Only 31 percent gave Catholic priests high or very high honesty and ethical standards. […] Read More

The percentage of U.S. adults who view clergy as honest and ethical continues to decline, the latest Gallup report says. Only 37 percent rated clergy’s honesty and ethical standards as high or very high. […] Read More

How President Trump’s ethical standards compared to his seven predecessors depended upon a respondent’s party affiliation, a Gallup report found. […] Read More

Many college students have a split personality. Model students by day, they adopt an alternate persona by night that engages in risky behavior. What can fix the college-party scene? Theology, one author says. […] Read More

“Please pray for my friend. She’s having an autopsy tomorrow.” That was the voicemail message I heard on our church’s prayer line one morning. I will neither confirm nor deny that I laughed out loud. I will confess to thinking, “I think it’s a little late for prayer.” She meant to say “biopsy,” which is […] Read More

During the latter part of the 20th century, as I wrote previously, Vatican II reforms and growing concerns about secularism began to draw Protestants and Catholics together. This convergence has continued into the present among ethicists from both traditions, even as important differences remain. Convergence among theologians and academics is paralleled in culture and in […] Read More

The reformers broke dramatically with the Roman Catholic Church when it came to the doctrines of salvation and ecclesiology. They did not do so with respect to ethics. In fact, in some ways, their views were closer to traditional Catholic ethical thought than they were to much of the Protestant tradition that has followed them. […] Read More

There is a great danger lurking about – this generalized disdain for tradition, habit and ritual. This is because it is increasingly understood, in various fields of study, that cultivating the proper habits and rituals yields a disproportionately significant flourishing effect in our lives. Such studies fascinate me, primarily because they resonate with an approach […] Read More

Nursing is seen as the most honest and ethical profession in the U.S., according to a recent Gallup survey, while highly positive views of clergy reached an all-time low. The survey asked U.S. adults to answer the following question about 22 professions: “Please tell me how you would rate the honesty and ethical standards of […] Read More

Ethics has to do with choosing – what we choose, how we choose, why we choose. From the simplest of decisions about daily behaviors to the most comprehensive choices of ideologies that frame our understandings of the world, those choices set the trajectory of what much of life is and will be. The beginning of […] Read More