Scholarly Articles

“Philosophy and Theology” Separating Conjoined Twins  National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly.15.2 ( Summer 2015): 399-404.

“Self-Transcendent Positive Emotions and Religion: A Response to Van Cappellen” Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, a journal of the American Psychological Association, forthcoming.

“Philosophy and Theology” Reflections on Debating Dignity,  NCBQ Vol. 16 Issue 4 (Winter  2016).

“Philosophy and Theology” Reflections on Interests and Regret,  NCBQ Vol. 16 Issue 3 (Fall  2016) 515-521.

“Reading St. Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics” in Theology Needs Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Ralph McInerny, ed. Matthew Lamb, (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2016) 279-292.

“Philosophy and Theology” Reflections on Speciesism,  NCBQ Vol. 16 Issue 2 (Summer 2016) 333-339.

“Philosophy and Theology” Reflections on a Future-like-ours and the Substance View  NCBQ Vol. 16 Issue 1 (Spring 2016) 196-175.

“Against Euthanasia for Children: A Response to Bovens” Journal of Medical Ethics Vol.42, No.1 (2016) 57-58.

“Philosophy and Theology” Reflections on Dignity NCBQ Vol. 15 Issue 4 (2015) 769-774.

“Philosophy and Theology” Reflections on Euthanasia NCBQ Vol. 15 Issue 3 (2015) 591-597.

“Philosophy and Theology” Artificial Gametes NCBQ 15 no. 1 (Spring 2015) 169-174.

“Happiness According to Aristotle, Aquinas, and Seligman” Journal of Psychology and Christianity Vol. 34, No.3 (2015) 194-202.

“Philosophical Anthropology and Positive Emotion” Christian Psychology Vol.8, no.1 (2014) 20-22.

“Philosophy and Theology” Duties to Children National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 14 no. 4 (Winter 2014) 753-758.

“Philosophy and Theology” Is Giving Birth More Dangerous than Aborting?  National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 14 no. 3 (Autumn 2014) 561-566.

“Philosophy and Theology” End of Life Questions National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 14 no. 2 (Summer 2014) 365-370.

“Philosophy and Theology” Insurance Coverage for Elective Abortion National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 14 no. 1 (Spring 2014) 163-169.

“Philosophy and Theology” The Time-Relative Interest Account National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 13 no. 4 (Winter 2013) 753-758.

“Philosophy and Theology” Responses to ‘After-Birth Abortion’ National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 13 no. 3 (Fall 2013) 539-544.

“The Parts of Prudence and Scientific Solutions for Weakness of Will” Diametros 38 (December 2013) 127-132.

“Philosophy and Theology” Responses to ‘After-Birth Abortion’ National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 13 no. 3 (Fall 2013) 539-544.

“John Paul II on the Development of Doctrine” Nova et Vetera 11.4 (2013) 1173-1192.

“Philosophy and Theology” Reductio Arguments National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 13 no. 2 (Summer 2013).

“Double Effect Reasoning” and “Choice” in the New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 2012-13: Ethics and Philosophy. Ed. Robert L. Fastiggi. 4 vols. Detroit: Gale, 2013.

“Philosophy and Theology” Reproductive Rights National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 13 no. 1 (Spring 2013) 197-203.

Review of David DeGrazia, Creation Ethics:  Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life appearing in Ethics: An International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy Vol.123, no.2 (January 2013) pgs.357-361.

“Philosophy and Theology” After-Birth Abortion National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 12 no. 4 (Winter 2012) 739-745.

“Philosophy and Theology” Disability National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 12 no. 3 (Autumn 2012) 533-539.

“Conscientious Objection and Health Care: A Reply to Bernard Dickens” Christian Bioethics 18, no. 1 (2012) 59-71.

“Philosophy and Theology” Contemporary Discussions of Parenthood National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 12 no. 2 (Summer 2012) 349-358.

“Can it be Morally Permissible to Assert a Falsehood for a Good Cause?” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly vol. 86, no. 1, (2012) 97-109.

“Philosophy and Theology” What Justifies the Right to Live? National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 12 no. 1 (Spring 2012) 173-178.

“Infanticide” in the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy the.  Edited by Richard S. Myers et al.  Volume Three. Scarecrow Press of Rowman & Littlefield (2012) 152-153.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Fetal Interventions, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 11 no. 4 (Winter 2011) 789-794.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on the Violinist Analogy, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 11 no. 3 (Autumn 2011) 579-585.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Double Effect Reasoning, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 11 no. 2 (Summer 2011) 381-386.

“Organ Donations after Cardiac Death” in The Ethics of Organ Donation, edited by Steven Jensen, Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2011, pg.95-113.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Animal Rights, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterlyy 10 no. 4 (Winter 2010) 799-805.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Access to Fertility Treatments, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly10 no. 3 (Fall 2010) 395-401.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Diachronic Personal Identity, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 10 no. 2 (Summer 2010).

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Human Dignity, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 10 no. 1 (Spring 2010) 175-181.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Organ Donation after Cardiac Death, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 9 no. 4 (Winter 2009): 775-781.

Anthropological, Theological, and Ethical Aspects of Human Life and ProcreationNational Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 9 no. 3 (Fall 2009): 464-467.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Procreative Beneficence, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 9 no. 3 (Fall 2009): 591-597.

“The Ethics of Ectopic Pregnancy:  A Critical Reconsideration of Salpingostomy and Methotrexate” Linacre Quarterly:  A Journal of the Philosophy and Ethics of Medical Practice (August 2009): 265-282.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Embryo Ethics , National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly 9 no. 2 (Summer 2009): 369-375.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Jeff McMahan, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly vol.9, no. 1 (Spring 2009): 185-191.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Infanticide, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly vol.8, no. 4 (Winter 2008): 773-779.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Sex Selection, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly vol.8 no. 3 (Autumn 2008): 565-570.

The Divine in Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics:  Can We be Good without God?”  Virtues’s End:  God in the Moral Philosophy of Aristotle and Aquinas.  Ed. Fulvio De Blasi, Joshusa P. Hochschild, and Jeffrey Langan (South Bend, IN: St. Augustine’s Press, 2008), 13-26.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on “The Limits of Conscientious Refusal in Reproductive Medicine,”
ACOG opinion no. 385, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly vol. 8, no.2. (Summer 2008): 371-377.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Early/Late Term Abortion, Non-Human Rational Animals, and
Twinning
, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly vol. 8, no.1. (Spring 2008): 161-167.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Pro-Life Consistency, Personhood Potentiality, and Prayer for HealingNational Catholic Bioethics Quarterly vol.7, no.4. (Winter 2007): 809-814.

“Intention, Foresight, and Mutilation:  A Response to Giebel” International Philosophical Quarterly vol.47, no.4, (December 2007): 481-486.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Reponses to the Papal Allocution on Life-Sustaining Treatments and Vegetative State, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly vol..7, no.3, (Autumn 2007): 595-600.

“Embryo Adoption and the Artificial Uterus” in The Ethics of Embryo Adoption and the Catholic Tradition.  Ed. By Sarah-Vaughan Brakman. (London: Springer, August 2007), 313-328.

 “Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Condom Use by HIV Infected Spouses and Embryo Ethics, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly vol. 7 no. 2. (Summer 2007): 383-388.

The Violinist and Double Effect ReasoningNational Catholic Bioethics Quarterly vol. 6, no.4, (Winter 2006): 473-481.

Being in Love and Begetting a Child:  A Greek Myth of Eros and the Christian Mystery of MarriageSexuality and the U.S. Catholic Church:  Crisis and Renewal.  ed. Lisa Sowle Cahill, John Garvey, and T. Frank Kennedy, S.J., Rowman and Littlefield, (September 2006): 52-67.

Does the Right to Life Begin with Conscious Desires?” in Life and Learning XIV: The Proceedings of the Fourteenth University Faculty for Life Conference.  Ed. Joseph W. Koterski, S.J. (August 2005): 183-191; reprinted as “The Desire to Live and the Right to Live” Proceedings of the Foundations of Freedom Conference, University of Portland.  Eds. William Hund and Margaret Monahan Hogan, (October 2006): 151-157.

Could Artificial Wombs End the Abortion Debate?National Catholic Bioethics Quarterlyvol. 5, no.2 (Summer 2005): 73-91.

Capital Punishment and the Catholic Tradition:  Contradiction, Change in Circumstance, or Development of Doctrine”  (part two) Nova et Vetera English Edition, vol. 2, no. 1 (Fall 2004): 279-304.

“Disclaimers in Thomas’s Commentary on the Ethics?  A Reconsideration” Restoring Nature: Essays in Thomistic Philosophy and Theology ed. Michael Waddell (South Bend, In: St. Augustine’s Press, 2004).

“Is the Sententia libri ethircorum of Thomas Aquinas only an Interpretation of Aristotle?” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly vol. 78, no. 3 (Summer 2004): 353-378.

Moral Theology, Development of Doctrine and Human Experience Josephinum Journal of Theology vol. 10, no.2 (Summer/Fall 2003): 194-209.

The Tragic Case of Jodie and Mary:  Questions about Separating Conjoined Twins Linacre Quarterly:  A Journal of the Philosophy and Ethics of Medical Practice vol. 70, no. 2 (May 2003): 159-170.

Marital Acts without Marital Vows: Social Justice and Premarital Sex Josephinum Journal of Theology vol.9, no.2 (Summer/Fall 2002): 310-319.

The culture of life and the quality of life ethic: an either/or?Culture of Life – Culture of Death. Proceedings of the International Conference on ‘The Great Jubilee and the Culture of Life’ .  Ed. Luke Gormally (London: Linacre Center, 2002), 313-321.

“Review Essay:  E.O. Wilson, Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge” in Josephinum Journal of Theology vol. 8, no.2 (Summer/Fall 2001): 143-151.

Thomas Aquinas on the Development of DoctrineTheological Studies 62 (June 2001): 283-302.

Fetal Research and ConsentEthics and Medics vol. 26, no. 5 (May 2001): 3-4.

“Distinguishing Intention from Foresight:  What is Included in a Means to an End” International Philosophical Quarterly vol. XLI, No.1, 161, pp. 77-89. March 2001

Moral Absolutism and Ectopic PregnancyJournal of Medicine and Philosophy 26.1 (February 2001): 61-74.

“Etienne Gilson” and “Jacques Maritain” European Thought Since 1945: An Encyclopedia Ed. B. Cooke (Routledge, December 2000), 509, 831.

“Is the ‘medical management’ of ectopic pregnancy by the administration of methotrexate morally acceptable?” Issues for a Catholic Bioethic ed. Luke Gormally (London: Linacre Center, October 1999), 353-358.

Proportionalism and the Pill:  How Developments in Theory Lead to Contradictions to PracticeThe Thomist 63 (April 1999): 269-281.

Faith and Reason and Physician Assisted SuicideJournal of Christian Bioethics vol. 4, no. 2 (August 1998): 183-201.

Double-Effect Reasoning: From Jean Pierre Gury to Peter KnauerTheological Studies 59 (June 1998): 297-316.

MacIntyre and Emotivism: Gaps Between the Meaning and Use of Words” in Resurrecting the Phoenix, ed. David Durst (Sofia, Bulgaria: EOS Publishing, 1998), 38-46.

“Exceptionless Norms in Aristotle? Thomas Aquinas and 20th Century Interpreters of the Nicomachean Ethics” The Thomist  vol. 61, no. 1 (January 1997): 33-62.