The Seamless Garment: Writings on the Consistent Ethic of Life


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Thomas A. Nairn, O.F.M. is Erica and Harry John Family Professor of Catholic Ethics and Director of Health Care Mission Leadership at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

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About the Author:
Thomas A. Nairn, O.F.M. is Erica and Harry John Family Professor of Catholic Ethics and Director of Health Care Mission Leadership at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570757648
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2008
  • Pages: 305
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Thomas A. Nairn, O.F.M.

Introduction: An Overview of the Key Ideas in the Consistent Ethic of Life Thomas A. Shannon Shannon, Thomas A. 1

1 A Consistent Ethic of Life: An American Catholic Dialogue, Gannon Lecture, Fordham University, December 6, 1983 7

2 A Consistent Ethic of Life: Continuing the Dialogue, The William Wade Lecture Series, St. Louis University, March 11, 1984 15

3 Linkage and the Logic of the Abortion Debate: Address for the Right-to-Life Convention, Kansas City, June 7, 1984 21

4 The Death Penalty: An International Human Rights Issue, General Annual Meeting of Amnesty International, Loyola University Chicago, June 23, 1984 26

5 Working Together to Heal the Human Person: University of Illinois Medical School, June 27, 1984 33

6 Catholic Vision and Values: Address to the National Consultation on Obscenity, Pornography, and Indecency, Cincinnati, September 6, 1984 41

7 Religion and Politics: Stating the Principles and Sharpening the Issues, Woodstock Forum, Georgetown University, October 25, 1984 48

8 The Fact of Poverty Today: The Challenge for the Church, The Catholic University of America, January 17, 1985 60

9 Morality and Foreign Policy: Keynote Address, Conference on American Religion and International Relations, University of Missouri, Columbia, March 7, 1985 70

10 The Consistent Ethic of Life and Health Care Systems, Foster McGaw Triennial Conference, Chicago, May 8, 1985 77

11 The Death Penalty in Our Time: Address to the Criminal Law Committee, Criminal Court of Cook County, Illinois, May 14, 1985 85

12 Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World: Its Impact on theSocial Teaching of the U. S. Bishops, University of Notre Dame, October 1, 1985 91

13 Homily, Pro-Life Mass: National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., January 21, 1986 98

14 The Church's Witness to Life: Seattle University, March 2, 1986 102

15 The Consistent Ethic of Life: The Challenge and the Witness of Catholic Health Care, Catholic Medical Center, Jamaica, New York, May 18, 1986 109

16 Address to the Consistent Ethic of Life Conference: Portland, Oregon, October 4, 1986 117

17 The Lord of Life: Reflections on a Consistent Ethic of Life, Visit to Chile, November 24-28, 1986 125

18 Science and the Creation of Life: University of Chicago, April 29, 1987 130

19 The Consistent Ethic of Life, Stage Two: Symposium on the Consistent Ethic of Life, Loyola University, Chicago, November 7, 1987 137

20 The Consistent Ethic of Life and Public Policy: U. S. Catholic Conference Social Action Directors' Conference, Washington, D.C., February 10, 1988 147

21 Euthanasia: Ethical and Legal Challenges, Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago Hospital, May 26, 1988 154

22 The Consistent Ethic and Its Public Policy Consequences: Consistent Ethic of Life Conference, Catholic Conference of Ohio, June 4, 1988 164

23 A Consistent Ethic for Church and Society: Annual Meeting, Diocesan Pro-Life Directors, Denver, August 8, 1988 172

24 Post-Webster Reflections on the Consistent Ethic of Life: First Friday Club, Chicago, October 6, 1989 180

25 The Consistent Ethic of Life After Webster: Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University, March 20, 1990 188

26 An Update on the Consistent Ethic of Life: North American College, Rome, January 23, 1991 200

27 The Abortion Debate and the Consistent Ethic: Address to the University of Illinois Health Care Community, Chicago, February 16, 1993 211

28 The Right to Health Care: A Test and an Opportunity for the Catholic Community, Health Care Conference, Chicago, May 11, 1993 223

29 Euthanasia and A Global Ethic: Parliament of the World's Religions, Chicago, August 31, 1993 229

30 The Consistent Ethic of Life and Health Care Reform: National Press Club, Washington, D.C., May 26, 1994 238

31 Euthanasia in the Catholic Tradition: Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Missouri, February 1, 1995 249

32 The Consistent Ethic of Life: Annual Helder Camara Lecture, Melbourne, Australia, February 23, 1995 259

33 Renewing the Covenant with Patients and Society: Address to American Medical Association House of Delegates, Washington, D.C., December 5, 1995 267

34 Managing Managed Care: International Association of Catholic Medical Schools, Loyola University, Chicago, May 13, 1996 275

35 Reflections on the Public Life and Witness of the Church in U. S. Society and Culture: Georgetown University, September 9, 1996 287

Index 301

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