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Ethics and Society Newsfeed – November 16, 2018

  Climate Change Ethics Death toll rises to 56 in California wildfires “The death toll from the wildfires burning in Northern and Southern California has risen to 56 people, authorities announced, making it the deadliest wildfire in a century. An additional 287 people have been assigned to comb through the rubble for bodies, authorities told […]

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Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: Panel at Fordham University Weighs In

According to the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s August report, over 300 Catholic priests there sexually abused children over seven decades while the Catholic Church continued to protect its clergy. Instances such as this prompted the topic of panelists at the What Happened? Why? What Now? Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church lecture on Monday, October […]

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Ethics and Society Newsfeed – October 5, 2018

Politics Everything on Brett Kavanaugh and the F.B.I. Investigation “Around 2:30 a.m., the White House said in a statement it had received the F.B.I.’s investigation, which was “being transmitted to the Senate” as well. The statement expressed confidence the completed inquiry would not stand in the way of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation. On Wednesday, Senator Mitch […]

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Ethics and Society Newsfeed – September 21, 2018

Politics Trump Rated Worse Than Other Modern-Day Presidents on Ethics “The American public’s ratings of the ethical standards of Trump and his administration’s top officials are generally much worse than their ratings of his predecessors. Trump is viewed as having lower ethical standards than all presidents since Nixon, who resigned when faced with imminent impeachment.” […]

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Fordham University’s Fr. Bryan Massingale, S.T.D. Responds to Concerns on Retreat for Gay Priests, Brothers, and Deacons

Fr. Bryan Massingale, S.T.D., Professor and  James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics at Fordham University, responded to concerns about a retreat he will be leading in early October. The retreat, titled “Living in Truth: The Call to Authenticity,” is offered for gay priests, brothers and deacons. It is sponsored by New Ways […]

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The Experience of Long-Distance Caregiving: Dr. Elizabeth Yuko Reflects on Her Journey

Elizabeth Yuko, Ph.D., the Health & Sex Editor for SheKnows Media and Adjunct Professor of Ethics at Fordham University, explains in her recent New York Times article, “Strategies for Long-Distance Caregiving,” that her biggest worries used to be politics, finances, and meeting work deadlines. Then her mother called and revealed she had been diagnosed with […]

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Ethics and Society Newsfeed – September 7, 2018

Politics I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration “The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.” Anonymous White House Writer Isn’t A Patriot. They’re Betraying The Constitution. “I can appreciate the […]

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