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About Dr. William Newton

Dr. William Newton is an associate professor of theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville and Chair of Faculty, Austrian Program.

Religious Freedom, Slavery, and Usury

The Lord Is My Shepherd, Eastman Johnson (American, 1863).

Early on in his pontificate, Benedict XVI laid down the challenge of reading the Church’s teaching according to a hermeneutic of continuity, rather than according to what he characterized as a hermeneutic of rupture.[1. Benedict XVI, … [Read more...]

The Legacy of the Vision of Pope John Paul II for Marriage and Family

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Not even the bullet from the barrel of an assassin’s gun could stop Pope John Paul II from emphasizing early in his pontificate the issues of marriage and family. In just the first five years, he created six key markers in these critical … [Read more...]

The Side Effects of the Pill: Why the Church Has So Much to Say about Contraception

The Church and the side effects of the pill collage

The Church pays special attention to the issue of contraception ... because so many of the modern errors in moral theology converge in this particular question of conjugal morality. There is an impression out there–in the world and … [Read more...]

Avoiding Cooperation with Evil: Keeping Your Nose Clean in a Dirty World

compromising with evil collage

The most important distinction, when it comes to evaluating cooperation in evil, is the distinction between formal and material cooperation—formal cooperation being always wrong, while material cooperation might be wrong if a person does … [Read more...]

NeverWinter Astral Diamonds