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DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: Does the public profession of a “transgender” identity, through changing my appearance or name or other simple behaviors, constitute a sin?
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DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: Many people struggle with mild scrupulosity that does not seriously impair their moral decision-making. But severe scrupulosity can cripple it.
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DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: Catholic care for those in need is not philanthropy. It is our obligation.
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DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: Answering the dilemma of whether Catholics can resort to in vitro fertilization to produce children raises another crucial question: Is it ever morally legitimate to create new human life outside the context of marital intercourse?
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If someone tells you that ventilator support for ALS patients always is or is not a morally proportionate alternative, get a second opinion.
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DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: Exercising control over the ‘language’ of DNA could be perhaps the most godlike power humans have ever practiced.
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DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: How the craze for tattoos seems to be ‘sinptomatic’ in the post-Christian West.
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Here are a few simple recommendations for ethical investing in stocks, bonds and mutual funds — and how to handle morally problematic industries like cannabis
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We need sensible federal legislation protecting the lives of human beings at the embryonic stage of development.
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DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: Although it is sometimes morally licit to smoke pot for purposes of healing, it is never licit to smoke it to get high.
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DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: What is Catholic just war theory, and how does it apply to ISIS and Syria, and to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945?
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DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: In Catholic theology, scandal is leading another to do evil by word or example.
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Have no fear. God is still in control. He will use all this filthy infidelity, like he used his own Son’s crucifixion, to bring about his divine purposes in the end.
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DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: Answering the universal call to holiness of all the faithful
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DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: What does the Church teach about migration and the common good?
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DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: It's clear that masturbation is a grave sin — but what if it’s for medical reasons?
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DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: Is a faithful Catholic bound in conscience to accept all the public assertions of a pope?
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DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: Parents should help their children to make good decisions by explaining the logic of the Sunday obligation and inviting their children to participate in the process of keeping Sundays a day of rest.
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DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: In the first installment of a new series, the Register looks at the case of the terminally ill British child.
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Catholics should be confident that there is never a situation in which a morally good option cannot be found
E. Christian Brugger

E. Christian Brugger is Professor of Moral Theology at Saint Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, FL. He has a BA in biology from Rutgers, Master’s degrees in moral theology and moral philosophy from Seton Hall University, Harvard University and the University of Oxford, and a Ph.D. in moral theology from Oxford. From 2015-2017, he served as a Theological Consultant to the Doctrine Committee of the USCCB.  He publishes widely in sexual ethics, bioethics, natural law theory, and Catholic Social Teaching.  His most recent book is Catholic Social Teaching: A Volume of Scholarly Essays (Cambridge University Press, 2019).  He lives with his wife, Melissa (of 25 years), and three of his five children in Briny Breezes, Florida.