Organizing the national security process has been a constant feature of the American government. More than sixty years ago, the United States embarked on a fundamentally new way of formulating its foreign and defense policies. It no longer had the luxury of mobilizing the country and its political, military, and economic power to counter threats once war had occurred. Rather, it needed a permanent national security policy framework to identify, deter, and if necessary defend against international threats to the nation. The National Security Act of 1947, subsequent legislation, and innumerable executive actions of a dozen presidents have built up an elaborate national security process to safeguard Americans.
Sin, conversion, and forgiveness constitute significant aspects in the moral life of the Christian. Moral theology as a thematic, critical, and systematic reflection on the Christian moral life must pay serious attention to these realities. These realities have also exerted a significant influence on how moral theology has conceived its own purpose and function.
The Development of Moral Theology: Five Strands byCharles E. Curran
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In early 2011 the House of Representatives’ Budget Committee passed a resolution supported by its Republican members calling for “fundamental reform” of Medicaid—a federal grant program to the states. Led by the committee chairman, Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Republicans on the committee bemoaned that “skewed political incentives” had triggered Medicaid’s unsustainable growth.
In the United States in the late 1960s a new development occurred in a long standing area of inquiry. What had been the largely intrareligious study of the morality of ethics of medical practice became “bioethics.” Displaying perhaps a combination of arrogance and ignorance, American bioethicists often claim, or at least imply, that this field of study was created brand new by the philosophers who coined the term. Without question what happened in the last four decades of the twentieth century was a major development, essential to the emergence of what the discipline has become….it is nonetheless entirely inaccurate to suggest that the new American bioethics of the late twentieth century owes little to its religious forebears.
Contemporary Catholic Health Care Ethics, Second Edition, by David F. Kelly, Gerard Magill, and Henk ten Have
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It is almost Super Bowl Sunday, so for today’s Throwback Thursday, we are featuring the 1999 book: Sports Medicine for Parents and Coaches by Daniel J. Boyle, MD. This comprehensive, illustrated guide for preventing and treating sports-related injuries is written by a family physician certified in sports medicine. Whether their kids are avid or occasional athletes, this handy reference will increase parent abilities to deal with minor injuries and identify more potentially serious problems that require professional attention.
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