A Guide for the Perplexed

The Bible As Moral Teacher

The acrimonious debate that churned through the Catholic community this past spring over Notre Dame’s invitation to President Barack Obama has quieted down—note the warm reception Pope Benedict offered the president and his family in July, and the Vatican’s words of praise for Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize. Still, the roots of the debate remain deep. Should the Catholic Church in this country maintain a staunch prophetic stance on fundamental moral issues, without compromise or even dialogue...

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About the Author

Donald Senior, CP, is president of the Catholic Theological Union at Chicago. He was appointed by Pope John Paul II to the Pontifical Biblical Commission.