Germain Grisez

Germain Gabriel Grisez (born 1929) is a prominent and influential Catholic moral theologian. Grisez's lengthy masterpiece is his three-volume Way of the Lord Jesus.

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Is “Safe Sex” a Lesser Evil? What the Bishops Really Said — and Did

On December 11, the Administrative Board of the United States Catholic Conference (USCC) issued a statement entitled “The Many Faces of AIDS: A Gospel Response.” (For the text see Origins, December 24, 1987, pp. 481-89.) This statement both refers to and carries out a certain human act. The present essay is an ethical analysis and … Read more

Curran, Dissent, & Rome: A Symposium

What are moral absolutes? They are specific moral norms that exclude acts of certain kinds universally — e.g., adultery (contraception, abortion, etc.) is always morally wrong. The issue: All Jews and Christians held that some moral norms are absolutes; today, many Catholic theologians dissent and hold that no moral norm is an absolute. Against such … Read more

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