Scholarly Articles

Ectogenesis and a Right to the Death of the Fetus: A Reply to RäsänenBioethics 32.9 (November 2018) 634–638 doi.org/10.1111/bioe.12512

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on “The Egg and I: Conception and Identity” NCBQ Vol. 18 Issue 3 (Autumn 2018) 531-536.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on “The Ethics of Circumcision” NCBQ Vol. 18 Issue 2 (Summer 2018) 357-362.

“A Case for Equal Basic Rights for All Human Beings” Life and Learning XXI and XII edited by Joseph W. Koterski S.J. (Bronx, NY: University Faculty for Life, 2018) 315-322.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on “Chemerinski and Goodwin on Abortion” NCBQ Vol. 18 Issue 1 (Spring 2018) 171-176.

“English Workgroup I” with John Hass Accompanying Life: New Responsibilities in the Technological Era. Proceedings of the XXIII General Assembly of the Members of the Pontifical Academy for Life. (Vatican City, Pontifical Academy for Life, 2018) ed. Vincenzo Paglia and Renzo Pegoraro. 169-171.

“Should Pediatric Euthanasia be Legalized?” Pediatrics Jan 2018, e20171343; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-1343

A Dubious Defense of ‘After-Birth Abortion’: A Reply to RäsänenBioethics, Volume 32, Issue 2 February 2018 Pages 132–137  DOI: 10.1111/bioe.12413

“On definitions and traditions” Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, Volume 9, Issue 3 (2017), 296-298. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rel0000128

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on “Physicians, Not Conscripts: Conscientious Objection in Health Care” NCBQ Vol. 17 Issue 4 (Winter  2017) 699-704.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on “Objection  to Conscience: An Argument against Conscience Exemptions in Healthcare” NCBQ Vol. 17 Issue 3 (Autumn  2017) 537-543. Reprinted in “A Reply to Giubilini’s ‘Objection to Conscience’” ProVita 5.3 ( 2017) 7-10.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on “Better Never to Have Been Born,”  NCBQ Vol. 17 Issue 2 (Summer  2017) 339-344.

“Self-Transcendent Positive Emotions and Religion: A Response to Van Cappellen” Psychology of Religion and Spirituality 9.3 (2017) 296-298.

“Is It Ethically Permissible to Separate Conjoined Twins? Murder, Mutilation, and Consent” in Contemporary Controversies in Catholic Bioethics edited by Jason T. Eberl. Philosophy and Medicine Series (Springer, 2017) pp. 123-133.

“The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion, and Childbirth: Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing” (Review Essay) NCBQ Vol. 17 Issue 2 (Summer 2017) 15-17.

“Death with Dignity: A Dangerous Euphemism” co-author with Robert P. George,  Assisted Death and Human Dignity ed. Sebastian Muders.  (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017) 68-82.

“Philosophy and Theology” Notes on Pre-Birth and Post-Birth Abortion,  NCBQ Vol. 17 Issue 1 (Spring  2017) 157-162.

“Philosophy and Theology” Reflections on Debating Dignity,  NCBQ Vol. 16 Issue 4 (Winter  2016) 715-720.

“Philosophy and Theology” Reflections on Interests and Regret,  NCBQ Vol. 16 Issue 3 (Fall  2016) 515-521. Reprinted in ProVita Winter/Spring 2017 Vol.5, no.2.

“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” 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.