Charles C. Camosy is associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University and a frequent contributor to Religion News Service.

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God's plan for animals is a hot topic in theology that we can all understand

Commentary: Over the past decade in Christian theological circles, there's been an explosion of concern for nonhuman animals. Leading voices in animal ethics today — religious and secular — reject the idea that nonhuman animals are mere tools.

Nonhuman animals and the COVID-19 pandemic

It should come as no surprise to Pope Francis, the author of the encyclical "Laudato Si'," that at the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic we find a relationship between human beings and the rest of God's creation that has gone terribly wrong.


Yes, Catholics may vote for Bernie Sanders

Commentary: U.S. Catholics who identify as traditional or conservative sometimes don't understand the church’s teachings on social justice and their duty to the poor.


How the presidential candidates' extreme abortion positions distort a growing consensus

Commentary: The pro-life movement's new energy comes in part from a growing U.S. consensus on abortion, a consensus unfortunately not reflected in most public discussions of abortion.