Tuesday, May 1, 2007

"Making Moral Decisions" - Start By NOT Buying This Book (8/12/06)

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In a second hand book store on the Jersey Shore, I came across Edward Stevens' "Making Moral Decisions" (Paulist Press, 1981). I was intrigued to see that it had received an imprimataur from the late Archbishop Peter Gerety of Newark. Yet right in the preface, Stevens advised us that "Religion doesn't have the answer to moral questions" (p. 2). After reading the entire book, my own assessment is that Stevens' understandings of the natural law and Catholic moral teaching were gravely deficient.

Reportedly at the Vatican's urging, Archbishop Gerety removed his imprimataur, in 1984, from another Paulist Press product - "Christ Among Us."

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